The first and funniest question in the huge FoI request today is this one:
Q1: A list of all complaints made to the office of the First Minister concerning the conduct of MSPs under the whip of the Scottish National Party or Scottish ministers (and if the information is available, what steps were taken to resolve the issue) – please note, issues could also include allegations of sexual harassment.
Equally entertaining is the response:
QI: Please note that any complaints regarding an MSP is a matter for the Presiding Officer to investigate under section 8 of the code of conduct. Section 8 of the Code of Conduct.
Contact details: Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP or e-mail: PresidingOfficers@parliament.scot. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
This is only part of a comically humungous FoI request trying to find anything at all that could be bad news for the SNP or any part of it, made by, I’m guessing, BBC Scotland or the North Britain branches of Labour, Tories or LibDems, or any ‘Scottish’ newspaper or Scotland in Union or whatever they’re called. Either way, I feel sure they have ratty wee features. You can have a good laugh at the whole thing here:
So, as numerous Tory politicians are exposed for crimes as serious as child rape, someone is desperately groping for something anything on the SNP. If there’s anything on the other parties, they don’t want to know, thank you very much.We await with interest the Presiding Officer’s response. Anyone think he is sitting on complaints about SNP MSPs?