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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Meeting of the Parliament 15 June 2016

Agenda: Portfolio Question Time, Economy, Point of Order, Business Motion, Parliamentary Bureau Motion, Decision Time, Trade Union Membership


Point of Order

Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton) (Lab)

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. The Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Keith Brown yesterday answered parliamentary question S5W-00367 and stated that 2,500 individuals and 100 employers were helped by the energy jobs task force. His amendment to the motion for today’s debate, lodged about one hour later, said that it was 8,800 individuals and 100 employers. Now, in response to question S5W-00369, answered by Jamie Hepburn today, the number is back to 2,500.

I ask that the cabinet secretary is invited to reflect on that discrepancy and come back to Parliament to correct the record.

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

I thank Ms Baillie for the notification of the point of order. I do not believe that it is a point of order, but the cabinet minister will have heard your point and will be in a position to reflect on it if he chooses to do so.