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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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Ministers appear before joint sitting of Holyrood and Westminster Committees
Scottish Affairs and Social Security Committees question UK and Scottish Ministers on social security
20 March 2017
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Westminster Hall Debate: Demography of Scotland and the implications for Devolution
Scottish Affairs Committee holds a Westminster Hall debate on their demography of Scotland report
7 March 2017
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Employment in agriculture, and support for businesses and jobseekers examined
Scottish Affairs Committee examines policy around benefits, support for Scottish businesses, and agricultural issues
27 February 2017
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Employee-owned businesses and oil and gas industry examined
Scottish Affairs Committee visit Aberdeen to examine sustainable employment and competitive businesses
20 February 2017
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Minister questioned on Jobcentre Plus closures in Scotland
Scottish Affairs Committee holds one-off session on the consequences for job seekers and staff
8 February 2017
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Unions and employers discuss sustainable employment
Scottish Affairs Committee examines trends in employment and the consequences for wages and security
25 January 2017
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Environment, energy and industry in the High North examined
Scottish Affairs Committee takes evidence on environment, energy and industry in the High North
20 January 2017
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UK Government refuses to explore innovative solutions to demographic issues
Scottish Affairs Committee publishes Government response to its report on the demography of Scotland
20 January 2017
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Dumfries visit to discuss sustainable employment
Scottish Affairs Committee visits Dumfries to discuss employment in the south of Scotland
11 January 2017
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How has Scotland's employment changed?
Scottish Affairs Committee examines the flourishing and fading sectors of Scotland's economy
10 January 2017
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David Mundell questioned on UK Government's Brexit plans
Scottish Affairs Committee also examines how Scottish interests will inform Government's priorities for Brexit
14 December 2016
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Scottish Government questioned on their vision of Scotland's place in Europe
Scottish Affairs Committee examines the Scottish Government's priorities following the EU referendum result
5 December 2016
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Westminster Hall debate on post-study work schemes for Scotland
Scottish Affairs Committee report to be debated in Westminster Hall
2 December 2016
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Only co-operation between Governments can solve Scotland's demographic problems
Scottish Affairs Committee publishes report on the challenges facing Scotland's population in the future
30 November 2016
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STUC, Oxfam and Scotland Institute questioned on sustainable employment
Scottish Affairs Committee begins its inquiry into sustainable employment in Scotland
24 November 2016
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UK and Scottish Parliament Committees to work closely on welfare issues
Scottish Affairs Committee meets jointly with Social Security Committee of the Scottish Parliament
15 November 2016
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Scotland and the High North inquiry launched
Scottish Affairs Committee launches inquiry on Scotland and the High North
4 November 2016
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Impact of HMRC's reorganisation in Scotland
Scottish Affairs Committee one-off session on the impact of HMRC office closures in Scotland
28 October 2016
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Sustainable employment in Scotland inquiry launched
Scottish Affairs Committee launches inquiry into employment in Scotland and how Government will support jobs
28 October 2016
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Government rejects calls for greater flexibility in post-study visa rules in Scotland
Scottish Affairs Committee publishes Government Response to their post-study work schemes report
28 October 2016
Total results 426 (page 8 of 22)