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Chamber and committees

Meeting of the Parliament

Meeting date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Agenda: Presiding Officer’s Statement, Urgent Question, Portfolio Question Time, Primary Care, Cost of Living: Mortgage Rescue Scheme, NHS Forth Valley, Point of Order, Business Motion, Decision Time, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women


Presiding Officer’s Statement

The Presiding Officer (Alison Johnstone)

Good afternoon. Before we come to the first item of business, I note that members will be aware that the Government has answered a Government-inspired question this morning on the judgment of the Supreme Court on the reference that was made by the Lord Advocate. The long-established good-practice guidance on announcements to Parliament states:

“Ministerial statements are appropriate in … matters of significant and either immediate or ongoing public (and Parliamentary) importance.”

I have asked the Government to reflect on the appropriateness of using a GIQ on this occasion.