- Kristy Ellis
On the 7th November the Presiding Officer had to point out that the Scottish National Party (SNP) had briefly left the front bench empty.
Fergus Ewing had to rush forward to take control. Fergus Ewing closed for the government.
Deputy presiding officer points out that govt briefly left the front bench unoccupied there; Fergus Ewing rushes forward to grab the tiller pic.twitter.com/G5doNRstud— Philip Sim (@BBCPhilipSim) November 7, 2017
Two days later the SNP show their contempt for process by leaving the front bench un-occuped once again. Philip Sim @BBCPhilipSim tweeted that the Presiding Officer had to 'tick them off' for the second time in a week.
In this case Clare Adamson took the helm.
Second day this week where presiding officer has to tick off SNP for leaving the government front bench empty during a debate - Clare Adamson has to nip forward and fill in pic.twitter.com/GuIsWzZNdG— Philip Sim (@BBCPhilipSim) November 9, 2017