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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Meeting of the Parliament 14 September 2016

Agenda: Portfolio Question Time, Point of Order, European Union Referendum, Business Motion, Parliamentary Bureau Motions, Decision Time, Reusable Nappies


Point of Order

Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. You may recall that, before the summer recess, I raised a point of order about the availability of printed copies of the Business Bulletin at the back of the chamber. At that time, in correspondence, you undertook to ensure that copies would be available to members coming into the chamber. However, I notice that there are no copies available at the back of the chamber today, and there was a similar situation last Thursday, when there were no copies available at the start of First Minister’s question time. I wonder whether you could endeavour to ensure that there will be sufficient copies available for members who wish to consult a paper copy in the future.

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

I thank Murdo Fraser for that point of order. I am only surmising at this stage, but I suspect that there were a limited number available today but not enough to meet demand. However, I take on board that there were not enough last week and today. I will make sure that the parliamentary officials take note of that and try to meet the whole chamber’s requirements from now on.