Changes and corrections to the Official Report

Suggesting corrections to published Official Reports

If a member or a witness is concerned that the draft Official Report of a meeting does not accurately reflect what they said, they may ask us to review it. They may suggest corrections:

  • in person
  • by email or
  • by sending us a marked-up printout.

Please do not send a track-changes file.


The editor will consider whether suggested corrections adhere to our remit and house style. Speakers may not:

  • change the sense of what they said or
  • make substantial amendments

if the Official Report accurately reflects what was said.

If approved, suggested corrections will be incorporated in the archive Official Report, which is published in due course on the Parliament's website.

Members may correct inaccurate information supplied during a meeting

If a member supplies incorrect information that the Official Report is unable to correct under its remit, they may take advantage of the members' corrections mechanism recommended by the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee's 7th report (session 3).

The members' corrections guidance (163KB pdf) gives more detail about how to request a correction.

Published Members' Corrections

View members' corrections to the Official Report

Related content

  • Members corrections guidance (163KB pdf)
  • The draft Official Report is the first version published and can be subject to change.
  • The archive Official Report is published after the changes and corrections process and is not thereafter subject to change.
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