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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 June 2020 [Draft]

Agenda: Time for Reflection, Business Motion, Topical Question Time, Point of Order, Education Recovery, Local Government Finance (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 [Draft], Economic Recovery, Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3, Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill, Committee Announcement, Parliamentary Bureau Motion, Decision Time


Point of Order

Neil Findlay (Lothian) (Lab)

On a point of order, Presiding Officer.

You might have seen reports in the press at the weekend that US surgeon Dr Veronikis, who was supposed to be coming to Scotland, through an arrangement with the Scottish Government, to operate on mesh-injured women, is apparently no longer coming. We are in the last week before the Parliament goes into recess, so can you advise whether you have had a request from the Scottish Government to make a statement on that matter, so that all the women out there whose last hope is Dr Veronikis coming here will know exactly what is going on?

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

Thank you, Mr Findlay.

I confirm that we have not had such a request—not from the Government, from any of the party business managers or from any individual member.

However, a question on the matter has been lodged by Mr Findlay, and there will be opportunities tomorrow, at First Minister’s Question Time, if Mr Findlay or any other member wishes to ask a question on the subject.