Scottish Affairs Committee: Press Notice

Announcement 31 of Session 2007-08

9 October 2008

The Scottish Affairs Committee would like to announce an oral evidence session on the:

Office of the Advocate General for Scotland

Wednesday 19 November 2008, 2.15 pm

Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster

Witness from the Scotland Office:

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova QC, Advocate General for Scotland

The Advocate General for Scotland is a Minister of the Crown and is one of the three UK Law Officers. The Advocate General has UK ministerial responsibility for the Office of the Solicitor to the Advocate General, and the Legal Secretariat to the Advocate General. He is the UK Government's principal legal adviser on Scots law and, in conjunction with the other UK Law Officers, provides legal advice and opinions to government departments on a wide range of legal issues including human rights, European and constitutional law.

As part of its remit the Scottish Affairs Committee looks at the administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland, excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General.


1.   Committee Membership is as follows: Mr Mohammad Sarwar MP (Lab, Glasgow Central) (Chairman),  Alistair Carmichael MP (Lib Dem, Orkney and Shetland), Ms Katy Clark MP (Lab, North Ayrshire and Arran), Mr Ian Davidson MP (Lab/Co-operative, Glasgow South West), Mr Jim Devine MP (Lab, Livingston), Jim McGovern MP (Lab, Dundee West), Mr Angus MacNeil MP (SNP, Na h-Eileanan an Iar), David Mundell MP (Con, Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale), Mr Charles Walker MP (Con, Broxbourne) and  Mr Ben Wallace MP (Con, Lancaster and Wyre)

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