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Corrections and changes to the Official Report

An MSP or witness can ask for a review of a draft Official Report (OR). They can do this if they think an OR doesn’t accurately reflect what they said. Only an MSP or witness can ask for a review of what they said – someone else cannot do it for them.

They can suggest corrections:

  • in person
  • by email
  • by sending a printout with corrections 

Please do not send a file with tracked changes.

The OR editor will consider the changes. 

You may not ask for corrections that:

  • change the meaning of what you said
  • make large changes

Any corrections are made to the archive version of the OR which is published on the Parliament’s website.

MSP corrections

If an MSP supplies incorrect information that the OR cannot correct, they can use the members' corrections mechanism. 

This was recommended in the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee's 7th report (session 3).

The guidance for Members gives more information about requesting a correction: 

Published Members' corrections

When a member has made a request to correct inaccurate information provided in Parliamentary proceedings and it satisfies the relevant criteria, the corrections will be published on this page.

Guidance on this process, including the admissibility criteria, can be found in the members corrections guidance (163KB pdf).

Correction

Official Report, Thursday 21 January 2021

Fergus Ewing has identified an error in his contribution and provided the following correction.

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism (Fergus Ewing):

At col 16, paragraph 1—

Original text—

I have just announced today that the second tranche of the convergence moneys—moneys that were rightfully due to our farmers and crofters but which were withheld by the Tories for six years—will be paid out very shortly.

Corrected text—

I can announce that the second tranche of the convergence moneys—moneys that were rightfully due to our farmers and crofters but which were withheld by the Tories for six years—will be paid out very shortly.