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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 4:58 pm on 8th June 1999.

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ANNEX AALLOWANCES CODEA: Relationships Between Members:

(1) Any constituent can approach any MSP within his or her constituency or region.

(2) If a constituent seeks to approach a particular MSP, the constituent must be directed to that MSP by other MSPs or their staff.

(3) All MSPs have a right to hold surgeries within the area for which they were returned.

(4) Any constituent from outside a region who approaches an MSP with a constituency issue should be directed initially to a relevant MSP.

(5) Any list MSP who raises a constituency issue should notify the relevant constituency MSP at the outset unless the consent of the constituent is withheld.

(6) Any MSP who is approached by a constituent with an issue related to a reserved matter (e.g. social security) should consult with the appropriate Westminster MP.