First Minister to be quizzed by Holyrood Conveners Group on Scottish Government's COVID-19 and Net Zero record


The Scottish Government’s record on climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic will be under the spotlight when the Scottish Parliament’s Committee Conveners meet later this month to quiz the First Minister. 

For the first time in Session 6, the Conveners Group will hold a public evidence session with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP.  The session will take place on 15 December. 

The session, which will last almost two hours, will also see the First Minister take questions on the Scottish Government’s budget.

Speaking ahead of the session, Deputy Presiding Officer and Chair of the Conveners Group Liam McArthur MSP said:

“The Scottish Parliament’s Committees play a crucial role in our democracy by scrutinising the Scottish Government and making sure those in charge of running the country are being held to account.

“This session will allow Conveners collectively to raise cross cutting matters of real concern such as climate change and the COVID 19 pandemic with Nicola Sturgeon.  As such it is a welcome addition to the various ways in which the Parliament carries out its role.

“I expect there will be robust questioning and some spirited debate.  As the new chair of Convener’s Group I’m looking forward to it immensely.”

The meeting can be viewed LIVE on SPTV.


The meeting will take place on Wednesday 15 December.

The meeting will be streamed live on Scottish Parliament TV and Facebook. Media wishing to watch the session should do so via SPTV.

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