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Question reference: S6W-26345

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 21 March 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Christine Grahame (on behalf of the SPCB) on 16 April 2024


To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will consider commissioning a Scottish Parliament wall shield plaque featuring the badge element of the Scottish Parliament's Corporate Identity and the official Scottish Parliament tartan, which could be available for MSPs to purchase as a presentational or gift item for sports matches, official visits and other such occasions.


We have asked staff to include the idea in the next survey of products available via our shop as a potential MSP only product branded with the Scottish Parliament identity. Whilst the Member will be aware that MSPs are unable to claim the cost of such gifts or awards under the Members’ Expenses Scheme as it does not form part of their parliamentary duties, there is scope for MSPs to personally choose to present and pay for such items. Initial research indicates plaques are likely to be expensive hence we will research demand and supply during next year’s survey.