Complaint

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 3:59 pm on 8th March 2007.

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Photo of Alex Neil Alex Neil Scottish National Party 3:59 pm, 8th March 2007

On a point of order, Presiding Officer.

I will not comment on the pros and cons of the case, but I am concerned that Mr Monteith had only three minutes in which to speak, particularly as—quite rightly—the convener of the Standards and Public Appointments Committee opened and closed the debate and another member of the committee spoke for two minutes. In the interests of natural justice, a member in such a position should be given more than three minutes to explain their position to the Parliament.