What does the Presiding Officer do?

what does the presiding officer do

at the start of the parliamentary

session after the general election one

of the MSPs was elected by the others to

serve as presiding officer

to msps were also elected as deputy

presiding officers the presiding officer

chairs meetings of the parliament

chairs meetings of the Scottish

parliamentary corporate body and a

parliamentary Bureau

represents the Parliament in discussions

with other parliamentary or governmental


represents the Parliament at events

across Scotland and abroad

the Scottish parliamentary corporate

body known as the S PCB is made up of

four members elected by the Parliament

from among the MSP s

the SP CB makes decisions about how the

parliament has run ensuring it has the

staff and facilities it needs to

carrying out its work

the presiding officer has no party

affiliation while in post but continues

to serve constituents as a constituency

or regional MSP