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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

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
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
MPs seek views on benefits and allowances
Committee launches a survey asking people about their experience with the benefits system
7 December 2020
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
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
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
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
Members of the public present ideas to the Scottish Affairs Committee
My Scottish Affairs 2020: Committee to hear inquiry ideas
2 November 2020
Covid has had a huge impact on key Scottish sectors
Committee publish their report Coronavirus and Scotland
22 October 2020
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
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
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