Scottish Affairs Committee Press Notice

Announcement 28 of Session 2007-08

17 June 2008

The Scottish Affairs Committee will take oral evidence in public on:

Scotland Office Annual Report

Tuesday 24 June 2008, 4.45 pm

Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

Witnesses from the Scotland Office:

Rt Hon Des Browne MP, Secretary of State for Scotland
David Cairns MP, Minister of State for Scotland   
David Middleton, Head of the Scotland Office

The main purpose of this session is to scrutinise the Scotland Office Annual Report 2008, looking at the performance of the department over the past year and its priorities for the future.

Questioning on the subject of the Annual Report provides the opportunity for the Committee to raise issues on any aspect of the work of the Scotland Office as well as examining the financial management of the department.


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 John MacDougall MP (Lab, Glenrothes), 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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