Responding to the decision of the education and skills committee to refuse to produce a stage one report on legislation until the Scottish Government publishes a code of practice to scrutinise, committee member Tavish Scott MSP said:
"The Committee want to get this right but John Swinney has made things worse.
"As the code of practice is integral to any change in the law, it must be properly assessed and that is what the committee will do once the government produces it.
"But no committee will be told what to do by a government minister who throws his weight around. Parliament can get this right but John Swinney is not helping that at all."