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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-05156: Grahame, Christine (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 29 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, in light of all exhibition spaces being booked out and it not being until April 2017 that applications can be made for the September-December 2017 period, whether it will consider opening an additional space in the Garden Lobby for exhibition purposes.

Answered by: Liam McArthur 9 December 2016

The Scottish Parliament Corporate Body can confirm that, apart from the existing spaces, there are no other suitable spaces or resources available to support an additional Member-sponsored exhibition space.


Member-sponsored exhibitions are very popular. When the Member-sponsored exhibition programme is full a number of organisations have elected to hold a Member-sponsored event instead; using this opportunity organisations are able to exhibit their displays and at the same time network with Members. If the Member thinks this is something that would be of interest for the organisers the Events and Exhibitions Team would be more than happy to explore options.