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Complainant Name:
George Foulkes MSP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Scotsman

Complaint:

George Foulkes MSP, Lord Foulkes of Cumnock, complained that an article inaccurately claimed that he had voted in “only 22%” of divisions in the House of Lords. In fact, the correct figure is 72%.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper removed the article from the website and published the following apology:

“On Tuesday, 13 November, in an article headlined "The peers who work unpaid (except for the odd £60,000 expenses)" it was stated that Lord Foulkes had voted in 22 per cent of divisions in the House of Lords. This was wrong. In fact, Lord Foulkes, who is now an MSP, voted in 72 per cent of divisions, which is well above average among peers. We apologise for the error and are happy to set the record straight.”

Report: 76



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