7th Meeting, Session 1 (2000)
Wednesday 5 April 2000
Apologies were received from Karen Gillon.
The meeting opened at 9.32am.
The Committee began by agreeing that it would deal with Agenda Item 4 in private session. As this item dealt with a complaint made against Tricia Marwick, she stated her intention to leave the meeting before the Committee dealt with the complaint.
1. Models for Investigation of Complaints
Following discussion of evidence and possible options in relation to developing a system of investigation of complaints for the Scottish Parliament, the Committee agreed that the two options to which it wished to give further consideration were:
2. Cross-Party Groups
The Committee approved the following Cross-Party Groups:
In relation to the proposed Cross-Party Group on Pluralism in Education, the Committee agreed that the Clerks should seek further clarification from Brian Monteith MSP, the proposer of the Group, as to the precise purpose of the Group.
In relation to the proposed Cross-Party Group on CND, the Committee agreed the following:
3. Post-registration monitoring of Cross-Party Groups
The Committee agreed to ask the Clerks to produce an issues paper for a future meeting.
At 10.45am, the Committee, as previously agreed, moved into private session to consider the complaint made against Tricia Marwick MSP
Sederunt: Tricia Marwick left the meeting.
4. Complaint against Tricia Marwick MSP – Initial Consideration
considered the complaint made against Tricia Marwick and Tricia Marwick’s written response to the complaint;
concluded that there was no evidence that Tricia Marwick had breached the Code of Conduct;
agreed that the Convener should respond to the complainant accordingly.
The meeting closed at 11.03am
Head of Chamber Office