A report in today's edition of The Scotsman predicts that the convener of the Scottish Parliament's Public Petitions Committee will be Highlands and Islands Labour MSP David Stewart. The remainder of the membership of the committee will be chosen today, once the Parliament has agreed to motion S4M-00165:
"Name of Committee: Public Petitions
"Remit: Set out in Rule 6.10
"Number of members: 7
"Convenership: The Convener will be a member of the Scottish Labour Party and the Deputy Convener will be a member of the Scottish National Party."
The deputy convener is to be the SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Sandra White.
Among the business bequeathed to the new Public Petitions Committee is the Justice for Megrahi petition, PE 1370.