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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-19322: Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 9 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what advice it provides to people that it has appointed to public bodies regarding the appropriateness of appearing on the Russian news channel, RT.

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 23 October 2018

Any queries by public appointees about specific communication media would be dealt with by the appointee’s public body.

The Scottish government has high expectations of those who serve on the Boards of public bodies and the way in which they conduct themselves in undertaking their duties. As a Board member it is their personal responsibility to make sure they are familiar with their Code of Conduct and the internal policies of their public body and that their actions accord with these.