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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Thursday, December 15, 2016

Meeting of the Parliament 15 December 2016

Agenda: General Question Time, First Minister’s Question Time, Edinburgh World Heritage Site, Point of Order, Draft Budget 2017-18, Food Waste, Scottish Land Commissioners and Tenant Farming Commissioner (Appointment), Business Motion, Presiding Officer’s Ruling, Decision Time


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Presiding Officer’s Ruling

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

At the conclusion of First Minister’s question time, Patrick Harvie MSP made a point of order and asked me to look into the declaration of an interest in proceedings and consider whether the code of conduct had been complied with. Having done that, I advise members that it is the responsibility of each member to judge whether a declarable interest is sufficiently relevant to particular proceedings to require a declaration. Members are advised to err on the side of caution. I also advise the Parliament that the member in question contacted me immediately after FMQs to apologise for an inadvertent oversight.