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About the Scottish Parliament

Conveners Group

Each committee in the Parliament has a convener. The Conveners Group is made up of all the conveners. It is chaired by the Presiding Officer or a Deputy Presiding Officer.

The Conveners Group meets regularly to:

  • discuss issues affecting committees
  • communicate between the committees and other parts of the Parliament, like the Parliamentary Bureau and SPCB
  • look at how committees are working 
  • make recommendations to the Parliamentary Bureau about committee business in the Chamber
  • approve committee meetings taking place outside of Edinburgh
  • approve committee travel outside the UK

The rules about how the Conveners Group works are in Chapter 6A of the Standing Orders.

Next meeting

The next meeting of the Conveners Group will be held on Wednesday 25 May

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Irene Fleming, the Clerk for the group.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Twitter: @scotparl

Members

Members of the Conveners Group

Current Members

McArthur, Liam

Liam McArthur

Convener

Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for: Orkney Islands (Constituency)

Adamson, Clare

Clare Adamson

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Motherwell and Wishaw (Constituency)

Baker, Claire

Claire Baker

Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Brown, Siobhian

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Ayr (Constituency)

Burgess, Ariane

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Carlaw, Jackson

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Eastwood (Constituency)

Carson, Finlay

Finlay Carson

Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Galloway and West Dumfries (Constituency)

FitzPatrick, Joe

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Dundee City West (Constituency)

Gibson, Kenneth

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Cunninghame North (Constituency)

Kerr, Stephen

Stephen Kerr

Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Leonard, Richard

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Lockhart, Dean

Dean Lockhart

Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Martin, Gillian

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Aberdeenshire East (Constituency)

McMillan, Stuart

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Greenock and Inverclyde (Constituency)

Nicoll, Audrey

Audrey Nicoll

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Aberdeen South and North Kincardine (Constituency)

Whitfield, Martin

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Whitham, Elena

Elena Whitham

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley (Constituency)

Meeting papers and reports 

Meeting Papers and Official Reports

Meeting 2 March


Meeting 23 February 2022


Meeting 26 January 2022


Meeting 24 November 2021


Meeting 27 October 2021


Meeting 29 September 2021


Agendas, Papers and Minutes - Previous Sessions

Meetings with the First Minister - Session 4 and 5

Reports