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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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Adverse childhood experiences and mental health are drivers of drug use, MPs told
As drug deaths increase, evidence links traumatic childhood and mental health issues to problem drug use
5 May 2019
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Problem drug use in Scotland considered by Committee
Scottish Affairs Committee questions academics
3 May 2019
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Regulators give evidence on access to cash in Scotland
Committee hears the impact of bank and ATM closures on the Scottish public's access to cash and facilities
1 May 2019
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Scotland's major banks give evidence on access to cash
Committee to hear the impact of dramatic reductions in ATMs and bank facilities
26 April 2019
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Chair urges Government to address visa delays for seasonal agricultural workers
Committee chair urges Government to resolve visa delays that could undermine workers pilot scheme
26 April 2019
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Needs of Scottish farmers not adequately met by workers scheme, hears committee
Reduced migrant labour and lack of Scottish workers not alleviated by seasonal workers pilot scheme
24 April 2019
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Committee examines impact of Brexit on agricultural workforce in Scotland
Scottish Affairs Committee explore immigration proposals and workers schemes for agriculture post Brexit
18 April 2019
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Committee to hear from leaders of ATM networks over "access to cash"
Committee examine the impact of closures on business and communities
29 March 2019
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Regulation on access to cash essential, comments Chair
Committee hear that the use of mobile branches is "clearly insufficient", in light of widespread bank closures.
26 March 2019
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Committee examines dwindling numbers of ATMs and rural banks in Scotland
Consumer groups questioned on impact of atm and bank closures on communities across Scotland
26 March 2019
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Committee visits institute to explore innovation and technologies in Scottish agriculture
Committee will look at how technologies will improve agricultural productivity and sustainability
21 March 2019
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No-deal tariffs could be “disastrous” for Scottish agriculture, comments Chair
Scottish farmers are fearful of the "disruptive" impact of tariffs
19 March 2019
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Specialist adviser role with the Scottish Affairs Committee
Committee seek a specialist adviser for its inquiry into the Use and Misuse of Drugs in Scotland
19 March 2019
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Committee consider funding and policy priorities for post-brexit Scottish agriculture
Questions will explore concerns from farmers over potential tariffs and quotas, and a UK-wide framework and devolved policy.
15 March 2019
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MPs question Scottish Government Minister on Scottish-UK relations
The final evidence session will examine the impact of Brexit on UK-Scottish relations
11 March 2019
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Scottish Government must have a guaranteed role in future trade negotiations
Scottish Affairs Committee publish report into trade and brexit
11 March 2019
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Crofting is the “lifeblood” of island communities, comments Committee chair
Report reveals the importance of crofting to Scottish islands
6 March 2019
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UK minister questioned on UK-Scottish Government relationship
The impact of Brexit on intergovernmental relations explored in questions to the Minister for the Constitution
5 March 2019
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Committee examines use and misuse of drugs in Scotland
Committee look into rising drug misuse in Scotland, and whether Edinburgh has sufficient powers to tackle the problem
4 March 2019
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Committee invites evidence on access to financial services in Scotland
Committee assesses the impact of bank closures on access to financial services
27 February 2019
Total results 242 (page 4 of 13)