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.
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).
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—
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.
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.
Previous Members' corrections
- Nicola Sturgeon - 12 November 2020
- Nicola Sturgeon - 2 September 2020
- Fiona Hyslop - 21 May 2020
- Jeane Freeman - 19 May 2020
- Graham Simpson - 13 May 2020
- Derek Mackay - 8 January 2020
- John Swinney - 14 January 2020
- Christina McKelvie - 19 December 2019
- Nicola Sturgeon - 31 October 2019
- John Swinney - 8 October 2019
- Jeane Freeman - 12 March 2019
- James Kelly - 14 March 2019
- Nicola Sturgeon - 21 February 2019
- Jeane Freeman - 23 January 2019
- Jeane Freeman - 22 January 2019
- Nicola Sturgeon - 22 November 2018
- Kevin Stewart - 20 September 2018
- Kezia Dugdale - 7 June 2018
- Nicola Sturgeon - 3 May 2018
- Derek Mackay - 31 January 2018
- Nicola Sturgeon - 7 September 2017
- Roseanna Cunningham - 27 June 2017
- Michael Matheson - 26 April 2017
- Maree Todd - 20 April 2017
- Humza Yousaf - 9 November 2016
- Annie Wells - 5 October 2016