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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Meeting of the Parliament 03 May 2017

Agenda: First Minister’s Question Time, Point of Order, General Question Time, Portfolio Question Time, Business Motions, Point of Order


Contents


Point of Order

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Yesterday, the Scottish Government issued a press release announcing a regeneration project in Glasgow, which everyone knows is a Scottish National Party target. I have written to the permanent secretary to the Scottish Government to complain about the clear possibility that purdah guidance was ignored. Will you advise whether there are any grounds for bringing the minister in question before the Parliament next week to explain how on earth a Government announcement with the clear possibility of influencing party politics was allowed to go out?

I thank Mr Thomson for his point of order. Such questions are matters for the ministerial code and should be pursued directly with the Scottish Government.