Point of Order

– in the Scottish Parliament on 30th September 2021.

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Photo of Jeremy Balfour Jeremy Balfour Conservative

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Today, my colleague Douglas Ross asked the First Minister about the specifics of a certain section of the vaccination certification scheme that was still being consulted on. Her response was as follows:

“I do not have the regulations in front of me right now. I am very happy to come back afterwards and go through every particular regulation and say who precisely we have consulted with.”

The First Minister made that offer but, as far as I am aware, she is not coming back to the chamber this afternoon to answer those questions.

Presiding Officer, please help me, a humble backbencher. How do I persuade the First Minister to come back and answer the questions that I and other members have about that completely flawed scheme?

Photo of Liam McArthur Liam McArthur Liberal Democrat

As Mr Balfour will understand, the scheduling of business is a matter for the Parliamentary Bureau. I encourage Mr Balfour’s business manager to raise the issue at the next bureau meeting.