Committee Conveners to Quiz First Minister


Conveners of the Scottish Parliament’s 15 committees will question the First Minister on her Programme for Government, it was announced today.Committee Conveners to Quiz First Minister

With Committees collectively scrutinising the entire Government portfolio, the First Minister will face questions on a wide range of topics, including education, health, Brexit and more.

It was also announced that the session will become a bi-annual event with a further session scheduled for March 2018.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, Chair of the Conveners Group, Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP, said:

“This session is all about sustained and detailed scrutiny and that is what our committees do best. Conveners will question the First Minister on everything from health and education to the environment, social security and of course Brexit.

“There will be no shortage of questions and, given the range of important issues to be covered, I think we can expect some interesting exchanges.”

The session, which will take place on Wednesday 25 October, will be Chaired by Deputy Presiding Officer and Chair of Conveners Group, Christine Grahame MSP. It will take place between 12:30 and 2pm, on Wednesday 25 October.

The public and journalists are welcome to attend in person. Public tickets can be reserved by getting in touch with the Parliament’s Visitor Services. The session will also be streamed on Facebook Live and on Parliament TV.


The Conveners Group meeting will take place at 12.30pm on Wednesday 25 October in Committee Room 2. To watch live, select Committee Room 2 on Parliament TV.

This is the fifth time that a First Minister has appeared before the Committee Conveners.

Images of the session will be available, get in touch with Greg Black to arrange distribution.


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