Crown Estate inquiry: further call for evidence

12 July 2011

The Scottish Affairs Committee invites further views on the Crown Estate regarding community dividends.

On 12 May 2011, the Committee published the Terms of Reference for its inquiry into the Crown Estate in Scotland, and noted that it would welcome submissions on the following:

The management and governance of the Crown Estate in Scotland;

The role and mandate of the Crown Estate Commissioners; and,

The interaction between the Crown Estate Commissioners and UK, devolved and local government.

In particular, the Committee would welcome responses to the following questions in relation to the Crown Estate Commissioners:
 Do the CEC serve a useful purpose in Scotland?

What is/should be the role of the CEC in investing in Scotland?

What is the legacy of the CEC in Scotland?

Are the current management, administration and accountability arrangements of the CEC appropriate?

How could the CEC best act in the public interest in Scotland?

The Committee would welcome further submissions and in particular, would like to invite submissions specifically related to the following questions:

  • How revenues raised by the Crown Estate Commissioners in Scotland could be best used for the benefit of local communities in Scotland?
  • At what level might those revenues be best administered: UK Treasury, Scottish Government or local authority level?
  • What processes might be put in place for the distribution and allocation of those revenues, in order to secure the maximum benefit for the people of Scotland?

Submissions should be received by 5 September 2011. Should you wish to submit written evidence after this date, please contact Committee staff.

Submissions should be in Word or rich text format and sent by e-mail to

Do not send in PDF format.

The body of the e-mail must include a contact name, telephone number and postal address.  The e-mail should also make clear who the submission is from.

Submissions must address the terms of the inquiry and should not, as a rule, exceed 2,000 words.  Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference, and the document should include an executive summary.

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