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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

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
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
Scottish fisheries focus of Scottish Affairs session
Committee to examine the impact of Brexit for Scottish fisheries
20 April 2021
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
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
Scotland’s green energy credentials examined ahead of COP26
Committee launches new inquiry into Renewable energy in Scotland
19 March 2021
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
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
Nine Parliamentary Committees agree ‘Committee on COP26’ scrutiny arrangements with COP President Designate Alok Sharma
Environmental Audit Committee leads first cross-Committee COP26 scrutiny session
5 March 2021
Budget 2021: Scotland’s view of UK Shared Prosperity Fund
Committee to explore Scotland’s view of the European structural fund replacement the day after Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to reveal more details at Wednesday’s Budget
2 March 2021
Scotland Minister questioned on Erasmus+ replacement, Brexit and pandemic impact on Scottish universities
The Scottish Affairs Committee will quiz Scotland Minister Iain Stewart on the implications of the pandemic and Brexit for Scotland’s universities.
23 February 2021
Welfare in Scotland: Committee to question Social service providers on accessing social security and experience of poverty
Questions will focus on poverty reduction measures, the £20 uplift in Universal Credit and joint UK-Scotland working on social security
8 February 2021
Brexit impact on Scots fisheries to be considered by Scottish Affairs Committee
Committee to take evidence from representatives from Scotland's fishing and seafood industry to discuss the impact of Brexit and the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement
28 January 2021
Scottish Universities Minister Lochhead to be questioned on Scottish Universities’ future
Scottish Affairs Committee hears from Scottish Universities Minister on the impact of coronavirus pandemic and Brexit on Scottish Universities and students
25 January 2021
MPs to consider experiences of Universal Credit and welfare reform in Scotland
How have people in Scotland been affected by the roll-out of Universal Credit and welfare reforms?
15 January 2021
Universities and Scotland: Student voices heard at Scottish Affairs Committee round table
Scottish university students express their views on challenges they face during the coronavirus pandemic
14 January 2021
Postponed: Scottish Affairs Committee session with Scottish Cabinet Secretary Mike Russell
One-off session on the impact of Brexit on Scotland postponed
14 January 2021
Committee Chairs call for Dunlop review publication
Four Select Committee Chairs have written a joint letter Michael Gove, calling for the publication of the Dunlop Review ahead of a planned joint-evidence session.
12 January 2021
Scottish Cabinet Secretary to give evidence on implications of Brexit for Scotland
Mike Russell will be questioned by the Scottish Affairs Committee on the implications of Brexit and the EU-UK trade deal for Scotland.
12 January 2021
MPs to examine if EU-fund replacement meets Scotland’s needs
Committee launch new inquiry on Scotland and the shared prosperity fund
15 December 2020
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