The independence referendum’s purdah period, which prevents government from announcing new legislation, will begin when Holyrood is still sitting.
The plan will form part of the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill, which has cleared a key committee stage.
Purdah will start on 21 August 2014, but Holyrood will not go into recess until 23 August.
As far as I understand it, this means that there will be a 2 day period in Holyrood where they won’t be saying or doing much.
Could I therefore make the suggestion that they cram all the First Minister’s Questions sessions between then and now into those two days – and if the same overlap exists in Westminster they should do it there too.
That way they can put all the time-wasting into those two days and use the other time more usefully.