Point of Order

– in the Scottish Parliament at 2:30 pm on 26 March 2003.

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Photo of Duncan McNeil Duncan McNeil Labour 2:30, 26 March 2003

On a point of order, Deputy Presiding Officer. Have you received a request from the leader of the Scottish Socialist Party to make a personal statement apologising for that party's official spokesperson's crass comment in The Scotsman that:

"The war is bad for the Iraqis but good for our votes"?

If not, can you advise me how the Parliament can formally disassociate itself from those remarks and send a strong message to the servicemen and servicewomen who are risking their lives to free Iraq that that comment does not reflect the view of the vast majority of members?

Photo of George Reid George Reid Scottish National Party

I have received no such request. That is not a point of order, but you have made your point for the Official Report .