A microphone picked up Mr McAveety telling an official: "There's a very attractive girl in the second row: dark and dusky. I'll maybe have to put a wee word out for her. She's very attractive-looking. Nice, very nice."
It later emerged the girl in question was on work experience with the Green MSPs. A source today confirmed she was "15 or 16".
Mr McAveety resigned, saying he did not want the incident to detract from the committee's work.