Once we have those powers, we should consult and decide on a cross-party basis, and in close consultation with the Presiding Officer, what the changed terms of disqualification should be.
"My own view is that anyone convicted of an offence who is then sent to prison should automatically trigger a recall process. However, there would still be the opportunity for parliamentarians jailed as a result of taking a moral or political stand on a particular issue or protest to take their case to their constituents and to retain their place in Parliament.
"Any move to introduce these rules of recall could not be made retrospectively.
"However, in terms of what should happen to an MSP's salary and allowances, I believe that should be a matter for the Parliament's Standards Committee to examine. That would have to be after sentencing and all criminal procedures are concluded. However, I see no reason why such a referral should not be invoked in Mr Walker's case."