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Presiding officers statement

Presiding officer Tricia Marwick explained to the chamber why she took the unusual step of suspending Labour MSP Michael McMahon from the chamber.

The Labour MSP shouted "you're out of order" at Holyrood's presiding officer on 21 November 2012.

Ms Marwick said Mr McMahon had shown "gross discourtesy".

She suspended Mr McMahon for the day saying it was not a decision she had taken lightly.


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