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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

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Committee news

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Committee welcomes Scottish Government’s change of position on referendum question
The Scottish Affairs Committee today welcomes the decision of the Scottish Government to accept the recommendation made by the Committee, and endorsed by the Scottish Electoral Commission
31 January 2013
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MPs examine costs of a possible Scottish Defence Force
The Scottish Affairs Committee continues its inquiry into The Referendum on Separation for Scotland
24 January 2013
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MPs to question leading construction firm on blacklisting
The Scottish Affairs Committee continues its inquiry into Blacklisting in employment
22 January 2013
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Issues around defence and security spending in a separate Scotland
The Scottish Affairs Committee continues its inquiry into The Referendum on Separation for Scotland
21 January 2013
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Separation will shut Scottish shipyards, says Scottish Affairs Committee
Politically motivated delay risks thousands of Scottish jobs
20 January 2013
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Scottish Government must pursue consensus on referendum issues
The Scottish Affairs Committee urges the SNP to legislate for a fair referendum
11 January 2013
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MPs reply to Government response on implications of terminating Trident
The Scottish Affairs Committee has published the Government’s response to its Fourth Report of session 2012-13
9 January 2013
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Issues of nationality and citizenship in a separate Scotland explored
The Scottish Affairs Committee continues its inquiry into The Referendum on Separation for Scotland
20 December 2012
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MOD questioned on national defence implications of a separate Scotland
The Scottish Affairs Committee continues its inquiry into The Referendum on Separation for Scotland
13 December 2012
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Scottish Affairs Committee takes evidence on blacklisting from Ian Kerr
MPs hear from a former member of the Consulting Association
27 November 2012
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Scottish Affairs publishes report on HM Coastguard in Scotland
MPs say Government must ensure high standards and do more to reassure public
15 November 2012
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Committee asks Scottish Government for formal response to Trident Report
Scottish Affairs Committee writes to Nicola Sturgeon MSP
14 November 2012
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MPs to examine cross-border rail franchises
Scottish Affairs open new line of inquiry on referendum for separation for Scotland
6 November 2012
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Scottish Affairs Committee question Ministers about the Edinburgh Agreement
Committee looks at the implications of the agreement and section 30 order
31 October 2012
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Scottish Affairs publishes Report into the implications of terminating Trident
Trident could be disarmed within days and removed within months
25 October 2012
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Minister questioned on proposed reforms to Coastguard in Scotland
Minister for Shipping gives evidence on future of coastguard stations
18 September 2012
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MPs discuss defence implications of a separate Scotland
Scottish Affairs Committee questions experts on whether Trident would have to be relocated
12 September 2012
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Scottish Affairs Committee publishes report on multi-question referendum
MPs publish fourth report about referendum on separation for Scotland
15 August 2012
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Referendum must be legally and morally watertight
"Overwhelming" weight of evidence shows Holyrood has no legal power to hold Separation referendum
7 August 2012
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Public meeting on reform of Crown Estate
The Scottish Affairs Committee discusses the Government's response to its report
12 July 2012
Total results 426 (page 18 of 22)