Kenneth Gibson MSP has been appointed Convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Public Administration (FPA) Committee.
The remit of the FPA Committee includes scrutiny of:
• Public spending • Income tax and other devolved taxes • Scottish Government borrowing • Annual Scottish Budget • Medium Term Financial Strategy • The Fiscal Framework • Public Sector Reform • National Performance Framework • Public Administration
Kenneth Gibson, John Mason and Michelle Thomson (all SNP) Daniel Johnson (Labour and Deputy Convener) Andrew Lumsden and Liz Smith (both Tory) Patrick Harvie (Green)
“I’m delighted to have been entrusted with the task of convening this important committee.
“Our workload is challenging. Nevertheless, our team of MSPs backed by experienced clerks and the Scottish Parliament Information Centre’s Financial Scrutiny Unit, Committee Advisers and our expert panel will stand us in good stead over the weeks and months ahead.
“I can’t wait to get started!”
• Charlotte Barbour, Director of Taxation, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland • Douglas Fraser, Business and Economy Editor, BBC Scotland • Professor Michael Keating, Director, Centre on Constitutional Change • Professor James Mitchell, Chair of Public Policy, University of Edinburgh • Christine O’Neill QC, Chair, Brodies • Mairi Spowage, Deputy Director, Fraser of Allander Institute • Mark Taylor, Audit Director, Audit Scotland • Dr Hannah White, Deputy Director, Institute of Government