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About the Scottish Parliament

Parliamentary Bureau

The Bureau is responsible for proposing the Parliament’s business programme each week.

Typically, it meets every Tuesday when Parliament is sitting. It discusses and agrees what the weekly business programme should be for the chamber.

The Bureau is also responsible for proposing the establishment of committees, and their respective remits and memberships.

Membership of the Bureau includes:

  • the Presiding Officer (chair)
  • a member of parties or groupings with 5 or more MSPs

Learn more about the Parliamentary Bureau in Standing Orders

Next meeting

The Bureau normally meets weekly on a Tuesday morning.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Katy Orr, Clerk to the Parliamentary Bureau.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

X (previously known as Twitter): @scotparl

Members

Members of the Parliamentary Bureau

Current Members

Alison Johnstone

Convener

Party: No Party Affiliation

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Aberdeenshire West (Constituency)

Jamie Hepburn

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Cumbernauld and Kilsyth (Constituency)

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Agendas, papers and minutes

Session 6 minutes - 2024

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Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 9 January 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 16 January 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 23 January 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 30 January 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 15 - Correspondence - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 06 February 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 20 - Correspondence - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 20 February 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 25 - Correspondence - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 27 February 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 05 March 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 12 March 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 19 March 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 46 - Referral of a Bill at Stage 1

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 50 - Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - correspondence - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 51 - Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - correspondence - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 26 March 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 56 - Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - correspondence - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 57 - Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - correspondence - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 16 April 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 67 - Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - correspondence - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 23 April 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 71 - Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - correspondence - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 30 April 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 76 - Management of Parliamentary Business  - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 07 May 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 82 - Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee correspondence - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 14 May 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 87 - Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee correspondence - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 21 May 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 28 May 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 98 - Time for Reflection - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 04 June 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 103 - Opposition Business - unavailable document

Session 6 minutes - 2023

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Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 10 January 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 17 January 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 24 January 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 31 January 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 7 February 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 21 February 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 28 February 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 7 March 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 14 March 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 21 March 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 28 March 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 18 April 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 25 April 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 2 May 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 59 - Correspondence from the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 60 - Correspondence to the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 9 May 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 16 May 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 23 May 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 30 May 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 77 - Time for Reflection - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 6 June 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 13 June 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 87 - Correspondence from the COVID-19 Recovery Committee - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 20 June 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 27 June 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 101 - Draft Response to Correspondence from the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 29 August 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 5 September 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 12 September 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 19 September 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 26 September 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 121 - Correspondence from the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 3 October 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 126 - Correspondence from the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 24 October 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 133 - Correspondence from the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 31 October 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 139 - Time for Reflection - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Paper 140 - Correspondence from the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 7 November 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 14 November 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 21 November 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 28 November 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 5 December 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 12 December 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 19 December 2023

Session 6 minutes - 2022

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Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 11 January 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 18 January 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 25 January 2022

 posted 04 February 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 01 February 2022

 posted 11 February 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 08 February 2022













Parliamentary Bureau Paper 24 - Time for Reflection - unavailable document

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 22 February 2022

 posted 04 March 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 01 March 2022

 posted 14 March 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 08 March 2022

 posted 18 March 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 15 March 2022

 posted 28 March 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 22 March 2022

 posted 04 April 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 29 March 2022

 posted 25 April 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 19 April 2022

 posted 29 April 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 26 April 2022

 posted 16 May 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 03 May 2022

 posted 16 May 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 10 May 2022

 posted 20 May 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 17 May 2022

 posted 30 May 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 24 May 2022

 posted 06 June 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 31 May 2022

 posted 10 June 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 07 June 2022

 posted 17 June 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 14 June 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 21 June 2022

 posted 01 July 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 28 June 2022

 posted 02 September 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 30 August 2022

 posted 23 September 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 06 September 2022

 posted 23 September 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 21 September 2022

 posted 30 September 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 27 September 2022

 posted 18 October 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 04 October 2022

 posted 28 October 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 25 October 2022

 posted 04 November 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 01 November 2022

 posted 11 November 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 08 November 2022

 posted 18 November 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 15 November 2022

 posted 25 November 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 22 November 2022

 posted 05 December 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 29 November 2022

 posted 09 December 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 06 December 2022

 posted 16 December 2022

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 13 December 2022

 posted 09 January 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 19 December 2022

 posted 13 January 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 20 December 2022

 posted 13 January 2023

Session 6 minutes - 2021

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Parliamentary Bureau Meeting 18 May 2021

posted 18 October 2021

Agendas, papers and minutes - previous sessions