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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Meeting of the Parliament 27 June 2018

Agenda: Agriculture (Culture and Heritage Value), Portfolio Question Time, Homelessness, Prescription (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1, Complaint Against Mark McDonald MSP, Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Motion, Business Motions, Parliamentary Bureau Motions, Point of Order, Decision Time, National Health Service at 70


Point of Order

Neil Findlay (Lothian) (Lab)

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Yesterday at 5 o’clock, when the media’s focus was on the reshuffle, NHS Lothian released on its website the latest report into the manipulation of waiting times in Lothian. It is a damning report, which highlights a culture of bullying of staff, unacceptable manipulation of waiting times, poor governance and much more, all of which impact on patient care. Can you advise whether the Government has asked to make a statement tomorrow on that very important report? Many constituents are waiting on that, because they do not want to see the report being buried on a day when the Government was trying to bury bad news while its reshuffle was going on.

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

I thank Mr Findlay, who has made his point. He will be aware that he can raise those matters through his business manager, who is perfectly at liberty to bring that to the attention of the bureau at any time.