Scottish Affairs Committee

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Welcome to the Scottish Affairs Committee€™s website.

We are a committee of MPs appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Scotland Office including relations with the Scottish Parliament. We also look 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).

We work principally by undertaking inquiries. We choose our own subjects of inquiry and seek evidence from a wide range of groups and individuals with relevant interests and experience. We produce reports setting out our findings and making recommendations to the Government. The Government has to respond to these recommendations within two months.

Witness Guide | Attending a meeting | Formal Minutes | Correspondence with Government departments | Other Correspondence




  • The Government has published it's response to the Committee's Third Report of Session 2009-10, Commission on Scottish Devolution HC 255. The text can be found here.


  • The Scottish Affairs Committee has published online a letter from the Secretary of State of Energy and Climate Change about the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee's Report, Determining and Delivering on Scotland's energy future. The letter can be found here.

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