The Convener (Gil Paterson):
Welcome to the 11th meeting in 2009 of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee. I have received apologies from Marilyn Livingstone and Robert Brown.
The committee previously agreed to consider in private a draft stage 1 report on the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Bill and a paper on section 2 of the code of conduct for members of the Scottish Parliament—we will do that under items 6 and 7. I suggest that we also take in private item 4, on the review of the budget process, because the committee has not yet agreed its approach to the Finance Committee's report on that matter, and item 5, on the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill, because this will be the first opportunity to consider our response to the Finance Committee and our draft response might not reflect our final view.
Do members agree to take items 4 and 5 in private?