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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Social security in Scotland scrutinised
The Scottish Affairs Committee will hear from social security experts about the problems that people in Scotland face as they encounter the benefits system.
11 December 2020
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MPs seek views on benefits and allowances
Committee launches a survey asking people about their experience with the benefits system
7 December 2020
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Future of Scottish research funding post-Brexit to be considered by MPs
Committee will question senior officials from the Universities of Strathclyde, Glasgow and Abertay
4 December 2020
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Academics questioned on Scottish university research
The Scottish Affairs Committee examines the position of Scottish university research within the wider UK research landscape
23 November 2020
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Government Ministers to give evidence on Internal Market Bill
UK and Scottish Government Ministers to give evidence on the Internal Market Bill
16 November 2020
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Questions over Scottish Universities’ funding sustainability to be answered by Scottish Funding Council
Committee to question senior figures at Scotland’s premier research education funding body
9 November 2020
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Members of the public present ideas to the Scottish Affairs Committee
My Scottish Affairs 2020: Committee to hear inquiry ideas
2 November 2020
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Covid has had a huge impact on key Scottish sectors
Committee publish their report Coronavirus and Scotland
22 October 2020
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Scottish students and staff focus of Scottish Affairs session
Scottish Affairs Committee hears from Scottish student unions on student experience during the pandemic
19 October 2020
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Specialist Adviser vacancy for welfare policy in Scotland inquiry
Scottish Affairs Committee invites applications from individuals for the role of Specialist Adviser
15 October 2020
Total results 246 (page 1 of 13)