Scottish Affairs Select Committee

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The Scottish Affairs Select Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The remit of the Committee is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Scotland Office (and prior to that, the Scottish Office), and relations with the Scottish Parliament. It also looks at the administration and expenditure of the Advocate General for Scotland.[1]

Unlike the Scottish Grand Committee, MPs from constituencies outwith Scotland can, and do, sit on the Scottish Affairs Committee.


Membership of the Committee in the current session of Parliament is as follows:

Member Party Constituency
Pete Wishart MP (Chair) Scottish National Party Perth & North Perthshire
David Anderson MP Labour Blaydon
Kirsty Blackman MP Scottish National Party Aberdeen North
Christopher Chope MP Conservative Christchurch
Jim Cunningham MP Labour Coventry South
Margaret Ferrier MP Scottish National Party Rutherglen & Hamilton West
Stephen Hepburn MP Labour Jarrow
Chris Law MP Scottish National Party Dundee West
Dr Daniel Poulter MP Conservative Central Suffolk & North Ipswich
John Stevenson MP Conservative Carlisle
Maggie Throup MP Conservative Erewash

Source: Scottish Affairs Committee


Occasionally, the House of Commons orders changes to be made in terms of membership of select committees, as proposed by the Committee of Selection. Such changes are shown below.

Date Outgoing Member
& Party
Constituency New Member
& Party
Constituency Source
29 November 2010 Mark Menzies MP (Conservative) Fylde Mike Freer MP (Conservative) Finchley and Golders Green Hansard
Julian Smith MP (Conservative) Skipton and Ripon Simon Reevell MP (Conservative) Dewsbury
25 October 2011 Cathy Jamieson MP (Labour) Kilmarnock and Loudoun Iain McKenzie MP (Labour) Inverclyde Hansard
Fiona O'Donnell MP (Labour) East Lothian Graeme Morrice MP (Labour) Livingston
23 January 2012 Graeme Morrice MP (Labour) Livingston Pamela Nash MP (Labour) Airdrie and Shotts Hansard
5 November 2012 David Mowat MP (Conservative) Warrington South Michael Crockart MP (Liberal Democrat) Edinburgh West Hansard
28 January 2013 Fiona Bruce MP (Conservative) Congleton Eleanor Laing MP (Conservative) Epping Forest Hansard
Iain McKenzie MP (Labour) Inverclyde Graeme Morrice MP (Labour) Livingston
4 February 2013 Mike Freer MP (Conservative) Finchley and Golders Green Sir James Paice MP (Conservative) South East Cambridgeshire Hansard

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