Point of Order

– in the Scottish Parliament am ar 23 Ebrill 2024.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Jackson Carlaw Jackson Carlaw Ceidwadwyr

On a point of order, Presenting Officer. It is a minor point, but I seek your guidance, because I am slightly confused.

At the start of each session of the Parliament, the political parties are furnished with a seating plan in relation to the disposition of our seating arrangements in the chamber, which we have always sought to observe. I am keen to know whether that plan is in fact just advisory or whether members are expected to observe it. If it is just advisory, that leaves open to question the possibility of political parties seeking to occupy different parts of the chamber. I would be grateful if you would confirm what the actual policy is.

Photo of Alison Johnstone Alison Johnstone Green

Although that is not strictly a point of order, it is the case that the seating plan is advisory and is a matter for political parties and individual members.

There will be a brief pause before we move on to the next item of business.