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Meeting date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Social Justice and Social Security Committee 23 June 2021 [Draft]

Agenda: Interests, Convener, Deputy Convener, Decision on Taking Business in Private, Legacy Paper



Foysol Choudhury

Under agenda item 2, the committee’s next task is to choose a convener. Members have paper 2, which explains the procedure. The Parliament has agreed that only members of the Scottish National Party are eligible for nomination as convener of the committee. I understand that Neil Gray is that party’s nominee.

Neil Gray was chosen as convener.

Foysol Choudhury

Congratulations, Neil. We have our convener. I now hand over to you. I will be happy to work with you.

The Convener (Neil Gray)

Thank you, Foysol. I will seek to emulate your expert chairing of the first part of our meeting.

I really appreciate the task that we have in hand and I appreciate the support of colleagues in being chosen as the convener of this important committee. I look forward to working with you all constructively to take forward the work of the committee and to scrutinise some of the most important legislation that we will see in this session of Parliament. Thank you very much indeed.