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Pete Wishart MP elected Chair of the Scottish Affairs Committee
Pete Wishart MP elected Chair of the Scottish Affairs Committee
30 January 2020
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Home Office must answer for its drugs policy, comments Chair
Government must answer key questions, including why they continue to take a criminal justice approach to tackling problem drug use, contrary to received evidence
24 October 2019
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Parliament sits on a Saturday to debate the Prime Minister's proposed Brexit deal
MPs meet to debate new Brexit deal
19 October 2019
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Home Office minister questioned on UK Government drugs policy
Committee will explore whether a more health-based approach to tackling drugs misuse is needed
18 October 2019
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Committee presses Government for further clarity over future of agricultural funding post-Brexit
Chair asks Secretary of State to provide more information to the responses the Government gave in response to the Committee's report
18 October 2019
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Committee question Secretary of State for Scotland on the Scotland Office priorities for the upcoming months
The Scottish Affairs Committee is holding an evidence session with the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland in relation to his upcoming priorities, Brexit preparations and city region deals
10 October 2019
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Government asked about US tariffs on Scotch whisky
David Mundell MP asked an urgent question about the United States imposing tariffs on single malt Scotch whiskey
07 October 2019
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Post-Brexit agricultural funding must meet the needs of Scottish farming
Committee publishes its report on the future of Scottish agriculture post-Brexit
31 July 2019
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UK Government considers wide-ranging devolution reform, following Committee report
Report influences Government to review the role of the Scotland Office and ingovernmental relations
10 July 2019
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Lord Advocate and Scottish Minister questioned on problem drug use in Scotland
Committee will ask why a safe drug consumption facility has been refused, and the extent to which the Scottish Government can take its preferred 'public health' approach
08 July 2019
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MPs examine criminal justice approach to drugs
Questions focus on whether punitive rather than liberal measures are an effective response to problem drug use
28 June 2019
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Home Office refuses to defend UK Government drugs policy
Refusal to appear before the Committee comes in light of evidence, indicating the need for increased support for drug users in Scotland
21 June 2019
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Committee to host networking event for farmers and agriculture journalists
Royal Highland Show to feature NFU Scotland stall, where Scottish Affairs Committee members will be available for discussions
18 June 2019
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