Meeting date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Local Government and Communities Committee 07 September 2016
Agenda: Interests, Decision on Taking Business in Private, Independent Review of the Scottish Planning System
Good morning. I welcome everyone to the third meeting this year of the Local Government and Communities Committee. I remind everyone present to turn off their mobile phones, as they can interfere with the sound system. Meeting papers are provided in digital format, so you may see members using tablets. I am assured that that is only to access our briefing papers to inform our questioning during the session.
We have received no apologies for this morning’s meeting.
Agenda item 1 is a declaration of interests. I invite Ruth Maguire, who is joining our committee, to declare any relevant interests.
I have no relevant registrable interests to declare.
Thank you very much, Ruth, and welcome to the committee.
Although Mairi Evans had only a brief stint on the committee, I put on record our thanks to her. She engaged fully in the committee’s work in the short time that she was a member of it. I thank her for that.