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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Meeting of the Parliament 03 December 2019

Agenda: Time for Reflection, Topical Question Time, Scottish Prison Service (Auditor General’s Report), Glenrothes (Living Wage Town Campaign), Veterans and the Armed Forces Community, Decision Time, Point of Order, Purple Light-up Campaign


Point of Order

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. During portfolio questions earlier this afternoon, I questioned the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson, on uncompleted works on the Queensferry crossing. He suggested that I should read the papers that have been sent to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee. I have done that, and the letter that he was referring to, no doubt, is the one of 14 October 2019. I specifically asked about one matter, which was the completion of the lifts in the pillars, and he said that I had not confirmed the details of the letter—they are not mentioned in the letter. I wonder whether there is a way in which the cabinet secretary can correct the record, because he has obviously misconstrued what he wrote in his letter.

I thank Mr Mountain for the point of order. There is clearly a dispute over either the information that was given or the question that was asked. I would encourage the member to ask another question, to pursue the matter in committee, to write a letter to the cabinet secretary or to pursue one of the many other ways of addressing the issue.