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Corrections and changes to the Official Report

If you think that a draft Official Report doesn’t accurately reflect what you said, you can ask us to review it. Only the person whose words were reported can ask for a review – no one else can do it for them. You must do this within 20 working days of the report’s publication date.

 

How to request a correction: guidance for MSPs and witnesses

You can suggest corrections:

  • in person
  • by email
  • by sending a printout with your corrections marked up

The editor will consider your request. We can correct anything that we got wrong and make changes that fit with our remit to be substantially verbatim and agree with our house style guide.

You may not ask for corrections that:

  • change the meaning of what you said
  • add extra information

We will usually make any agreed corrections as soon as possible, but certainly within 35 working days of the report’s publication date. After that time, Official Reports are finalised and cannot be changed again.

MSP corrections

If an MSP supplies incorrect information that the Official Report 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:

Members’ corrections guidance (163KB pdf)

Latest 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

Meeting of the Parliament - 12 January 2023

Angela Constance (The Minister for Drugs Policy)

Angela Constance has identified an error in her contribution and provided the following correction.

The Minister for Drugs Policy

At Col 117, paragraph 7—

Original text—

In terms of drug checking facilities, I would say to him that there is only one drug checking facility in the United Kingdom that is licensed by the Home Office, which is The Loop in Bristol. It is open once a month, on payday weekend.

Corrected text-

In terms of drug checking facilities, I would say to him there is only one physical site for drug checking in the United Kingdom that is licensed by the Home Office, which is The Loop in Bristol. It is open once a month, on payday weekend.

 

Previous 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).