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Scottish Affairs 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 Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland (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.


Following the 2019 general election, the House of Commons appointed the members of the Scottish Affairs committee on 4 May 2020.[2]


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.

List of chairs

Member First elected Method
Vacant [3] June 1987
William McKelvey [3] 15 July 1992 Elected by the Select Committee
Irene Adams 14 July 1997 Elected by the Select Committee
Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar 13 July 2005 Elected by the Select Committee
Ian Davidson[4] 10 June 2010 Elected by the House of Commons (uncontested)
Pete Wishart[5] 10 June 2015 Elected by the House of Commons (uncontested)

See also


  1. ^ UK Parliament - Scottish Affairs Select Committee Home Page
  2. ^ "Scottish Affairs Committee - Membershi". Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ a b "House of Commons - Liaison Committee - First Report". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Winning candidates for select committee Chairs announced". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Results of elections for select committee chairs announced". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2019.

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