The Presiding Officer, supported by two Deputy Presiding Officers, chairs the proceedings in the parliamentary chamber, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body and the Parliamentary Bureau. The Presiding Officer also represents the Scottish Parliament at home and abroad.
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The Presiding Officer is supported in their duties by two Deputy Presiding Officers.
Image galleries showing the Presiding Officer representing the Parliament in Scotland and across the world.
The Corporate Body is responsible for ensuring that the Parliament is provided with the property, staff and services it requires.
In October 2016, the independent Commission on Parliamentary Reform was established by the Presiding Officer to look at how the Scottish Parliament could engage better with the people of Scotland & how its work could be improved to deliver better scrutiny
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