Point of Order

– in the Scottish Parliament at 5:10 pm on 22nd March 2007.

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Photo of George Reid George Reid None

Order. Will members either take their seats or move very quietly out of the chamber?

Photo of Margo MacDonald Margo MacDonald Independent

It has come to my attention that many of us who were in the chamber this afternoon attempted to put on record our feelings of sadness at the departure of some members, regret at the departure of others and—I will say no more. However, I do not think that anything in our standing orders precludes us from having a proper greetin meeting, which would be a much better way of doing it.

Presiding Officer, will you look at the standing orders and, if we are allowed to do that, see whether it could be accommodated before the end of the session?

Photo of George Reid George Reid None

The business programme has been agreed, but members will have heard that point. If at all, it is a matter for the Parliamentary Bureau.