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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Meeting of the Parliament 04 September 2018

Agenda: Time for Reflection, One Minute’s Silence, Business Motion, Topical Question Time, Programme for Government 2018-19, Programme for Government 2018-19, Junior Minister, Parliamentary Bureau Motions, Decision Time, European Championships 2018


One Minute’s Silence

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

I am sorry to start our business on such a sad note, but members will be aware that we were all deeply touched over the summer by the sad death of our former good friend and colleague Sir Alex Fergusson, who was Presiding Officer of the Parliament from 2007 to 2011. The Parliament will have the opportunity to debate a full motion of condolence later this month, when Sir Alex’s family will be able to join members in paying a fitting tribute to him. Given that this is our first sitting since his death, will members and everybody in the public gallery please join me in holding a minute’s silence for Sir Alex Fergusson?

Thank you, colleagues. I am sure that members will wish to add their note of commemoration in the book in Sir Alex’s name that is currently in the garden lobby.