Friday, 11 June 2010

PPC mtg Tuesday 15 June

Agenda and papers for next Tuesday's meeting now published on PPC webpage. You will see that committee is back to more 'traditional' format with new and current petitions, including one oral presentation. In CR1 if you want to watch via Holyrood TV.
This is the second last committee meeting before the summer recess (final meeting on 29 June).
Fergus, Clerk to PPC

Thursday, 10 June 2010

John Smith Fellows

The Convener will meet with the John Smith Fellows this morning to discuss the public petitions process. This is an annual event for the PPC, meeting the new intake of delegates. Around 20 or so this year from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan. The delegates attended a reception in the Parliament on Tuesday evening hosted by the Presiding Officer.
Fergus Clerk to the PPC

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Committee's annual report

Committee annual report published this morning. A best seller by the weekend I reckon. The report sets out the work of the committee over the parliamentary year (May-May) and there has been a lot. Interesting thing about doing these reports is the things you forgot the committee did. Lots of activity by it in terms of petitions considered, positive outcomes achieved, engagement work with external meetings and with delegations. All this crammed into 13 pages!
Hope you enjoy.
Fergus, Clerk to the PPC

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Three in a row?

Another short agenda for this afternoon's PPC meeting so I reckon a short meeting (1 hour?). No new petitions, no oral presentations, 'just' 14 current petitions. However, there is also the committee's annual report to discuss. Committee has tried to make the report more visually appealing with more narrative about its activities over the last parliamentary year and some photographs. I reckon it looks good but then I'm biased.
Usual format this afternoon, 2.00 pm start and live on Holyrood TV (CR1) as per.
Fergus, Clerk to the PPC