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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.

For information about the work of committees before 2020 please go to inquiries before 2020 and publications before 2020. For information on former committees before 2020, please visit former committees.

Committee news

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Pete Wishart MP elected Chair of the Scottish Affairs Committee
Pete Wishart MP elected Chair of the Scottish Affairs Committee
30 January 2020
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General Election 2019
Following the Dissolution of Parliament on 6 November 2019, all select committees have ceased to exist
6 November 2019
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Scottish Affairs Committee membership at the end of Parliament 2017-19
View the membership of the Committee at the end of 2017-19 Parliament
5 November 2019
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Scottish Affairs Committee calls for decriminalisation and safe drug consumption rooms
Scottish Affairs Committee published report on problem drug use in Scotland
4 November 2019
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Home Office must answer for its drugs policy, comments Chair
Government must answer key questions, including why they continue to take a criminal justice approach to tackling problem drug use, contrary to received evidence
24 October 2019
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Home Office minister questioned on UK Government drugs policy
Committee will explore whether a more health-based approach to tackling drugs misuse is needed
18 October 2019
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Committee presses Government for further clarity over future of agricultural funding post-Brexit
Chair asks Secretary of State to provide more information to the responses the Government gave in response to the Committee's report
18 October 2019
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Committee question Secretary of State for Scotland on the Scotland Office priorities for the upcoming months
The Scottish Affairs Committee is holding an evidence session with the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland in relation to his upcoming priorities, Brexit preparations and city region deals
10 October 2019
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Post-Brexit agricultural funding must meet the needs of Scottish farming
Committee publishes its report on the future of Scottish agriculture post-Brexit
31 July 2019
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Latest drug-death figures must prompt Government policy change, comments Chair
Figures from the National Records of Scotland come, as Scottish Affairs Committee evidence shows policy changes are needed in Westminster
16 July 2019
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UK Government considers wide-ranging devolution reform, following Committee report
Report influences Government to review the role of the Scotland Office and ingovernmental relations
10 July 2019
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Lord Advocate and Scottish Minister questioned on problem drug use in Scotland
Committee will ask why a safe drug consumption facility has been refused, and the extent to which the Scottish Government can take its preferred 'public health' approach
8 July 2019
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MPs examine criminal justice approach to drugs
Questions focus on whether punitive rather than liberal measures are an effective response to problem drug use
28 June 2019
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Home Office refuses to defend UK Government drugs policy
Refusal to appear before the Committee comes in light of evidence, indicating the need for increased support for drug users in Scotland
21 June 2019
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Committee to host networking event for farmers and agriculture journalists
Royal Highland Show to feature NFU Scotland stall, where Scottish Affairs Committee members will be available for discussions
18 June 2019
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Committee hears about social care schemes for problem drug users
Committee meet researchers, former drug users and current problem drug users, to understand their experiences of drug treatment services
18 June 2019
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Application process sped up for agricultural workers
Home Office response comes following pressure from Scottish Affairs Committee Chair
14 June 2019
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Committee to question Post Office on banking service in Scotland
Questions raised amid concerns over capacity of the Post Office to compensate for widespread bank closures
11 June 2019
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Inquiry into impact of welfare policy in Scotland launched
Committee will investigate the impact of Universal Credit and two-child limit on levels of social inequality
10 June 2019
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Committee recommends review of Scotland Office and Secretary of State for Scotland
Report calls into question the relevance of the Scotland Office, and notes a deterioration in UK-Scotland government relations
7 June 2019
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