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Point of Order

– in the Scottish Parliament on 26th January 2016.

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Photo of Tricia Marwick Tricia Marwick None

Mr Findlay has a point of order.

Photo of Neil Findlay Neil Findlay Labour

Presiding Officer, information that I have received from NHS Lothian has exposed how senior officers of that organisation colluded with senior civil servants and politicians to delay until after the election the publication of a critical report into the future of the children’s ward at St John’s hospital in Livingston, despite warnings that such a delay could damage the viability of that service even further. Is there an opportunity this week for a statement from the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport so that she can be held to account for her actions and those of her officials?

Photo of Tricia Marwick Tricia Marwick None

Thank you for the advance notice of your point of order. As you are aware, ministerial statements are a matter for the Scottish Government and for the Parliamentary Bureau. I suggest that you raise the matter of a statement with your business manager, who can then get in touch with the Government.