Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 8th September 2016.
The Presiding Officer:
I thank Elaine Smith for the question, and yes—she is correct on both points. Members do not have to submit to me the supplementaries that come after the final leaders’ questions. It might help if you do, if you think it is likely to increase your chances of being selected, but do not feel obliged to—it might decrease your chances. [
Secondly, Elaine Smith is right that members cannot ask the same question as is on the
Business Bulletin for First Minister’s questions, but if the subject has been raised in general questions, they should feel free to ask again. I hope that is helpful.