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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 26 April 2018

Agenda: Interests, Human Rights and the Scottish Parliament



The Convener (Christina McKelvie)

Good morning and welcome to the 12th meeting in 2018 of the Equalities and Human Rights Committee. I make the usual request that mobile devices be switched to aeroplane mode and that members’ mobile phones be off the table.

We have apologies from the committee’s adviser, Murray Hunt, who could not make it up to Scotland for the meeting; however, he is watching online. We also have apologies from Alex Cole-Hamilton, who is a bit delayed in getting here; he should be here by 10 am.

Agenda item 1 is a declaration of interests by our new committee member. I pay tribute to former committee member David Torrance for his work on the committee and wish him well in his new endeavours in the committees that he is now on. We put on record our thanks to him.

We welcome Fulton MacGregor, who is the new member of the committee. I ask him to declare any interests, please.

Fulton MacGregor (Coatbridge and Chryston) (SNP)

Thank you, convener. I am really looking forward to working with all members of the committee. I have seen some of the work that the committee has done, and it looks really good.

I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests. I am still registered as a social worker with the Scottish Social Services Council.

The Convener

Thank you very much.