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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Meeting of the Parliament 30 May 2019

Agenda: General Question Time, First Minister’s Question Time, Edinburgh Festivals (Effect of Immigration Policy), Portfolio Question Time, Medium-term Financial Strategy, A Trading Nation, Point of Order, Decision Time


Point of Order

Before we turn to decision time, I want to address the point of order that was raised by Murdo Fraser earlier, about publication of forecasting information. The provision of such information is a matter that is not dealt with in standing orders. Therefore, it is not a matter for the Presiding Officer.

The timing of provision of such information is set out in a protocol between the Scottish Government and the Scottish Fiscal Commission. The protocol sets out that the commission report will be published on the commission’s website after the cabinet secretary has delivered his statement, and laid before Parliament on the day of publication. Mr Fraser might wish to raise his concerns with the Government on his point; I recognise that if he wishes to do so, there will be an opportunity for that at forthcoming meetings of the Finance and Constitution Committee. I thank Mr Fraser for raising the point of order.