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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

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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Scottish Affairs Committee wants your inquiry ideas
Scottish Affairs Committee will embark on an engagement mission that will see the ideas and concerns of the public in Scotland become an inquiry
8 July 2020
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Oil and gas industry represenatives questioned on post-COVID plans
Scottish Affairs Committee examines the impact of the coronavirus crisis and the collapse of energy prices
3 July 2020
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Economic and fiscal experts questioned on impacts of coronavirus
Scottish Affairs Committee examines the impact of covid on Scotland’s strategic sectors
1 July 2020
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Scottish food and drink sector set to lay out coronavirus impact to Scottish Affairs Committee
MPs to take evidence from Scotland's food and drink sector
22 June 2020
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Experts consulted on UK and Scottish governments’ handling of the coronavirus pandemic
Scottish Affairs Committee examines the UK and Scottish governments’ responses to the coronavirus pandemic
15 June 2020
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Committee Chairs seek clarity on Shared Prosperity Fund
An influential group of MPs have written to the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick
9 June 2020
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Scottish health secretary questioned on coronavirus
Scottish Affairs Committee hears from Jeane Freeman on coronavirus in Scotland
5 June 2020
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Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer to give evidence to MPs on Covid-19
Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer to give evidence to MPs on Covid-19
19 May 2020
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Secretary of State for Scotland gives evidence on Covid-19 strategy
Scottish Affairs Committee considers the implications of any divergence in policies and messaging between the UK and devolved governments
13 May 2020
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COVID (Coronavirus) in Scotland inquiry launched
The Scottish Affairs Committee launches an inquiry into COVID in Scotland
12 May 2020
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Scottish Affairs Committee membership agreed
See the committee membership for Parliament 2019
6 May 2020
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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
Total results 426 (page 1 of 22)