25th October 2017


The Conveners Group is made up of the Conveners of “each mandatory or subject committee” in the Scottish Parliament, and Chaired by the Presiding Officer (or a deputy).

It meets throughout the year, and periodically with the First Minister. These meetings are to “question to First Minister on the Scottish Government’s legislative programme“.

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon appeared and answered questions for 1h30m.

Christine Grahame Chair (Deputy Presiding Officer)
Clare Adamson Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee
Jackie Baillie Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee
Bruce Crawford Finance and Constitution Committee
Graeme Dey Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee
Bob Doris Local Government and Communities Committee
James Dornan Education and Skills Committee
Neil Findlay Health and Sport Committee
Johann Lamont Public Petitions Committee
Gordon Lindhurst Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee
Joan McAlpine Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee
Christina McKelvie Equalities and Human Rights Committee
Margaret Mitchell Justice Committee
Edward Mountain Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee
Graham Simpson Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
Sandra White Social Security Committee

The transcript of the Conveners Group Meeting with the First Minister.

The next FMQs will be Thursday 26th October 2017.

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