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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Thursday, June 30, 2016

European and External Relations Committee 30 June 2016

Agenda: Interests, Decision on Taking Business in Private, European Union Referendum (Implications for Scotland)


Contents


Interests

Good morning. I welcome everyone to the second meeting of the European and External Relations Committee in the fifth session of the Scottish Parliament. I welcome the public and the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, and I remind everyone, including members, to switch mobile phones to silent. Parliament is moving to digital working, so if members consult their equipment during evidence sessions, that is not because they are rude.

Since the committee’s previous meeting, we have expanded. Our role will expand as a result of a decision by the Parliament, so we have been sent reinforcements in the shape of Ash Denham and Tavish Scott. I welcome both new members to the committee and invite them to declare any interests.

I have no relevant interests to declare.

I have never been described as a reinforcement before, but I will take that as a great courtesy—thank you, convener.

I have no relevant interests either.