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

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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 Parliament - 27 October 2022 

Fulton MacGregor (Coatbridge and Chryston) 

Fulton MacGregor MSP has identified an error in his contribution and provided the following correction.

At col 87 paragraph 3—

Original text—

“As I said, in our evidence, we heard quite widespread support for the removal of the need for a gender recognition panel and medical diagnosis. That support came from the Scottish Human Rights Commission, Rape Crisis Scotland, the Church of Scotland and many others.”

Corrected text—

 “As I said, in our evidence, we heard quite widespread support for the removal of the need for a gender recognition panel and medical diagnosis. That support came from the Scottish Human Rights Commission, Rape Crisis Scotland, Reverend Karen Hendry from the Church of Scotland and many others.”

 

 

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