Scottish Affairs Committee

The relationship between the UK and Scottish Governments inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Accepting written submissions; the deadline is 23 November 2018.

Scope of the inquiry

The Scottish Affairs Committee is investigating the relationship between the UK and Scottish governments.

In particular, the Committee is interested in looking at the following questions:

  • What machinery currently exists to support intergovernmental relations between the UK and Scottish governments?
  • How effective has the UK’s intergovernmental machinery been in managing and mitigating disputes? How might this be improved?
  • Is there a need for greater transparency of intergovernmental relations, and if so, how should be achieved?
  • How have the UK’s intergovernmental relations systems evolved and adapted to respond to different administrations? 
  • What lessons can be learned from how other nations manage relations between different levels of government?
  • What new machinery might be necessary post-Brexit, particularly in relation to the creation of common UK frameworks, and how should they operate?
Terms of reference: The relationship between the UK and Scottish Governments Send a written submission

Latest evidence

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Next meeting(s)

20 November 2018 10:15 am

Oral Evidence Session

The relationship between the UK and Scottish Governments
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Nicola McEwen, University of Edinburgh
Akash Paun, Institute for Government
Jim Gallagher, University of Glasgow, Centre on Constitutional Change
Michael Clancy, Law Society of Scotland


Room 8, Palace of Westminster

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