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Scottish Affairs Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Scottish Affairs Committee scrutinises the expenditure, administration and policies of the Scotland Office, and its associated bodies. The Committee also examines the wider UK Government, to assess policies and legislation that lead to direct impacts on Scotland. It is chaired by Pete Wishart MP. You can follow the Committee on Twitter @CommonsScotAffs

Committee news

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After a turbulent year for airports, MPs launch inquiry exploring the impact covid-19 has had on Scottish airports
The Scottish Affairs Committee launches an inquiry on airports in Scotland
26 July 2021
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BBC's commitment to Scotland – amid shortfall in spending on programmes made in Scotland – to be discussed with MPs
Committee to hear from BBC Scotland on the current media landscape in Scotland
16 July 2021
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Urgent consultation on UK Shared Prosperity Fund needed amid concerns over Scottish funding levels and priority areas
Scottish Affairs Committee publishes report on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Scotland
9 July 2021
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Renewables inquiry wrapped up with evidence session with Energy Minister
The Scottish Affairs Committee takes evidence from Energy Minister, Anne-Marie Trevelyan
8 July 2021
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MPs to hear from unions on potential for renewable energy jobs in Scotland
Scottish Affairs Committee hears from trades unions
2 July 2021
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MPs visit Orkney to see islands’ strengths in renewable energy
The Scottish Affairs Committee visits Orkney for its Renewable Energy in Scotland inquiry
24 June 2021
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Devolution of welfare working well but good working relationship is crucial
Scottish Affairs Committee publishes report on welfare policy in Scotland
23 June 2021
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Scottish Affairs and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees lead cross-Committee COP26 scrutiny session 
‘Committee on COP26’ explore whether Glasgow is ready to host the UK’s largest ever summit
21 June 2021
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How can renewable energy targets be met in Scotland?
Renewable energy sector and Ofgem to face Scottish Affairs Committee
10 June 2021
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MPs conclude that this is a crunch time for Scottish universities
Scottish Affairs Committee publishes report on Universities and Scotland
28 May 2021
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Academics and experts questioned on renewable energy in Scotland
The Scottish Affairs Committee examines employment, funding and power distribution in renewable energy in Scotland
24 May 2021
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Lord Dunlop and Michael Gove questioned on the Dunlop Review
Four select committees hold a joint evidence session
18 May 2021
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Jack to face Scottish Affairs Committee questions
Mr Jack’s appearance before the Committee will be his first since the 6 May Holyrood elections
11 May 2021
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Vacancy: Specialist Adviser for renewable energy in Scotland inquiry
The House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee is inviting applications from individuals for the role of Specialist Adviser to the Scottish Affairs Committee for its inquiry into renewable energy in Scotland
22 April 2021
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Scottish fisheries focus of Scottish Affairs session
Committee to examine the impact of Brexit for Scottish fisheries
20 April 2021
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Scottish Affairs MPs to examine health of Scotland’s hospitality sector following Brexit and pandemic
Scottish Affairs Committee hears from representatives from Scotland’s hospitality industry
13 April 2021
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COP26 preparations and local impact to be examined by MPs
Committee to hear evidence on preparation for COP26 UN Climate Conference in Glasgow
23 March 2021
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Scotland’s green energy credentials examined ahead of COP26
Committee launches new inquiry into Renewable energy in Scotland
19 March 2021
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DWP Ministers face questions on data-sharing issue that could delay Scottish benefit rollout
Scottish Affairs Committee to question Department of Work and Pensions Ministers Will Quince and Justin Tomlinson
15 March 2021
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Social Security Secretary Sommerville on UK-Scotland welfare co-operation
Committee to question the Scottish Government’s Social Security Secretary on the effectiveness of relations with the Department of Work and Pensions in delivering on Edinburgh’s ambition to reduce levels of poverty
9 March 2021
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