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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 24 May 2018

The agenda for the day:

Interests, Decisions on Taking Business in Private.

Interests

The Convener (Clare Haughey)

Good morning. I welcome members to the 10th meeting in 2018 of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee.

Under agenda item 1 we welcome our new member, Tom Mason. He joins us to replace Alexander Stewart, whom I thank for all his hard work on the committee. I ask Tom to declare any relevant interests.

Tom Mason (North East Scotland) (Con)

Thank you, convener. I declare that I am a councillor on Aberdeen City Council and that my salary from that is donated to two Aberdeen charities. I am also a senior partner with the Beel partnership, a firm that provides market and corporate advice.

In addition to my home in Aberdeen, I own a share in a small cottage—more a shack—in the Highlands and Islands local authority area.

I am also a member of the certification board of Accura, which is a food inspection and certification company.

The Convener

Thank you, Tom.

Decisions on Taking Business in Private

The Convener

Under agenda item 2, we will decide whether to take item 4 in private. Do members agree to that?

Members indicated agreement.

The Convener

Under agenda item 3, we will decide whether to take in private at future meetings consideration of a report from the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland, and our own draft report on the complaint. Do members agree to that?

Members indicated agreement.

The Convener

We now move into private session.

10:01 Meeting continued in private until 11:36.