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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Meeting of the Parliament 14 June 2016

Agenda: Time for Reflection, One Minute’s Silence, Topical Question Time, Greenhouse Gas Inventory 2014, Colleges and Universities, Decision Time, Royal Bank of Scotland (Prestonpans Branch)


One Minute’s Silence

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

Before we move to this afternoon’s business, I am conscious that this is the first meeting of Parliament since the horrific shooting in Orlando in the early hours of Sunday morning. I am sure that Parliament will want to know that I have written on your behalf to the President of the Florida Senate, to the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives in Florida, and to the principal officer in the American consulate here in Edinburgh to express our condolences following this cowardly shooting. I have also expressed our solidarity with the people of Florida, and with members of the LGBTI community in Florida and beyond.

I invite all members to join me in offering a minute’s silence to pay our respects to the people of America.