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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 visit committees before 2020, inquiries before 2020 or publications before 2020.

Committee news

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
Committee Chairs seek clarity on Shared Prosperity Fund
An influential group of MPs have written to the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick
9 June 2020
Scottish health secretary questioned on coronavirus
Scottish Affairs Committee hears from Jeane Freeman on coronavirus in Scotland
5 June 2020
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
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
COVID (Coronavirus) in Scotland inquiry launched
The Scottish Affairs Committee launches an inquiry into COVID in Scotland
12 May 2020
Pete Wishart MP elected Chair of the Scottish Affairs Committee
Pete Wishart MP elected Chair of the Scottish Affairs Committee
30 January 2020
General Election 2019
Following the Dissolution of Parliament on 6 November 2019, all select committees have ceased to exist
6 November 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Total results 233 (page 2 of 12)