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Corrections and changes to the Official Report

If you think that a draft Official Report doesn’t accurately reflect what you said, you can ask us to review it. Only the person whose words were reported can ask for a review – no one else can do it for them. You must do this within 20 working days of the report’s publication date.

How to request a correction: guidance for MSPs and witnesses

You can suggest corrections:

  • in person
  • by email
  • by sending a printout with your corrections marked up

The editor will consider your request. We can correct anything that we got wrong and make changes that fit with our remit to be substantially verbatim and agree with our house style guide.

You may not ask for corrections that:

  • change the meaning of what you said
  • add extra information

We will usually make any agreed corrections as soon as possible, but certainly within 35 working days of the report’s publication date. After that time, Official Reports are finalised and cannot be changed again.

MSP corrections

If an MSP supplies incorrect information that the Official Report cannot correct, they can use the members’ corrections mechanism.

This was recommended in the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee’s 7th report (session 3).

The guidance for Members gives more information about requesting a correction:

Members’ corrections guidance (163KB pdf)

Latest corrections

 

When a member has made a request to correct inaccurate information provided in Parliamentary proceedings and it satisfies the relevant criteria, the corrections will be published on this page.

Guidance on this process, including the admissibility criteria, can be found in the members corrections guidance (163KB pdf).


Correction

Meeting of the Parliament - 13 June 2024

Jackson Carlaw MSP

Jackson Carlaw MSP has identified an error in his contribution and provided the following correction to the Official Report of 13 June 2024.

At col 51, para1, line 9—

Original text—

“That was the reason why the corporate body came to the position that it did.”

Corrected text—

“That was the reason why the Director of People, Communications and Inclusion took the decision they did.”

Previous corrections 

When a member has made a request to correct inaccurate information provided in Parliamentary proceedings and it satisfies the relevant criteria, the corrections will be published on this page.

Guidance on this process, including the admissibility criteria, can be found in the members corrections guidance (163KB pdf).


Errata

Very occasionally an editorial correction is required after the Official Report is finalised. Such corrections are entirely at the discretion of the Editor and will be published on this page.


Erratum

Meeting of the Parliament – 8 September 2022

The Minister for Transport (Jenny Gilruth)

There is an error in the contribution of Jenny Gilruth.

At col 82, paragraph 10—

Published text—

“we will not be pursuing any routes that look to privatisation in the future, and we are always considering unbundling.”

Corrected text—

“we will not be pursuing any routes that look to privatisation in the future, nor are we considering unbundling.”