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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021

COVID-19 Recovery Committee 23 June 2021 [Draft]

Agenda: Interests, Convener, Deputy Convener , Work Programme



John Mason

The second item on our agenda is to choose the convener of the committee. The procedure is explained in the papers that have been circulated.

Further to motion S6M-00393, the Parliament has agreed that only members of the Scottish National Party are eligible for nomination as convener of the committee. The nomination of a candidate for the post does not require a seconder to support the nomination. I invite a member of the SNP to nominate a candidate for the post of convener.

Jim Fairlie

I nominate Siobhian Brown.

Siobhian Brown was chosen as convener.

John Mason

I congratulate Siobhian Brown on being elected as the convener of the COVID-19 Recovery Committee, and I hand over to her for the rest of the meeting.

The Convener (Siobhian Brown)

Thank you, John, and I thank the committee. It is a true honour to be elected as convener of a really important committee. We should all take comfort from the fact that at least the word “Recovery” is in its name. We are all acutely aware of the responsibility that we have in our roles on the committee, not only to the Parliament but to all people in Scotland, as we work our way through the journey of recovery. I am really looking forward to working with the clerks and with all members of the committee.