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Question reference: S5O-04193

  • Asked by: Ruth Maguire, MSP for Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: 27 February 2020
  • Current status: Answered by David Stewart on behalf of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body on 5 March 2020


To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what assessment it makes of the content of Member-sponsored exhibitions in the Parliament.


All Member-sponsored exhibitions must secure the sponsorship of a Member and fulfil the SPCB’s agreed criteria for Member-sponsored exhibitions. The criteria are that exhibitions must be related to parliamentary business or support Members in their parliamentary role for example by informing Members about a specific issue.

Member-sponsored exhibitions are not approved but are allocated according to availability.

As Member-sponsored exhibitions are aimed at Members only and take place in passholder areas of the building, the SPCB does not feel it is necessary or appropriate to assess the content being provided by other organisations to brief Members on subjects that the organisation is typically an expert in.  

As part of the allocations process, parliamentary officials give consideration to the best venue for specific exhibitions and take into account where organisations have asked for preferred dates.