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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 December 2020

Agenda: Portfolio Question Time, Budget Update, Education, Economy, Coronavirus Acts Report, Business Motions, Parliamentary Bureau Motions, Point of Order, Decision Time, Bus Services


Point of Order

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I will be very brief. I am slightly concerned about the fact that, during the economy debate, one or more members might inadvertently have neglected to make an oral declaration of their financial interests. It is not a new situation, but our rules are quite clear. Can you advise how members who are in that position can quickly correct that oversight?

I thank Mr Harvie for providing advance notice of his point of order, and for expressing his concern on the matter. However, as members, including Mr Harvie, will know, the decision whether they have a responsibility to declare any interests is a judgment for individual members. It up to individual members to decide whether to make such a declaration, and they can take any opportunity to do so.