Meeting date: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Social Security Committee 23 November 2017
Agenda: Temporary Convener, Interests, Convener
Good morning, and welcome to the 23rd meeting in 2017 of the Social Security Committee. I remind everyone to turn mobile phones or other devices to silent mode, so that they do not interrupt the meeting. Apologies have been received from Pauline McNeill, who is attending a funeral.
Until we choose a convener, which we will do shortly, we do not have one. As our deputy convener is not present, we need to choose a temporary convener. Therefore, under rule 12.1, I am chairing the meeting for the purpose of choosing a temporary convener. Will someone nominate a temporary convener?
I nominate Alison Johnstone.
Thank you. Are members happy for me to continue as a temporary convener until the committee appoints a convener?
Members indicated agreement.