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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Education, Children and Young People Committee 23 June 2021

Agenda: Interests, Convener, Deputy Convener, Decision on Taking Business in Private, Legacy Paper


Contents


Interests

Welcome to first meeting in session 6 of the Education, Children and Young People Committee. I am the member for Glasgow Cathcart, and, as the oldest member of the committee, I have the pleasure of convening the meeting for the first two items of business. I welcome all members and I look forward to working with them over the session.

I remind everyone to switch mobile phones to silent. No apologies have been received.

Under agenda item 1, each of us should declare any interests that are relevant to the committee’s work. Background information is provided in paper 1, which is in members’ packs. I have no relevant interests to declare. I ask each member in turn to declare any interests.

I am a councillor for the ward of Hamilton North and East in South Lanarkshire.

There is nothing that I am required to declare, but it makes sense to note that I was a teacher for 10 years. I was registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland and was a member of the Educational Institute of Scotland.

I have no relevant interests to declare, but I place it on the record that, although I no longer practise, I remain on the roll of solicitors that is held by the Law Society of Scotland.

Although it is not a registrable interest, I have membership of the Disclosure Scotland protection of vulnerable groups scheme for the purposes of youth work with the Church of Scotland.

I have no relevant interests to declare other than that members of my family are teachers.

I am a councillor for the Lochee ward of Dundee City Council.

I have no relevant interests to declare.

Although I am not required to declare it, I am still a registered member of the General Teaching Council for Scotland. I was a teacher, and I was previously a member of the NASUWT. I, too, am a member of the PVG scheme.

I have no relevant interests to declare.