SCOTTISH AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
The Scottish Affairs Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General)).
Mrs Irene Adams MP (Labour, Paisley North) (Chairman)
Mr Peter Atkinson MP (Conservative, Hexham)
Mr Alistair Carmichael MP (Liberal Democrat, Orkney and Shetland)
Mr Peter Duncan MP (Conservative, Galloway and Upper Nithsdale)
Mr Eric Joyce MP (Labour, Falkirk West)
Mr Mark Lazarowicz MP (Labour/Co-op, Edinburgh North and Leith)
Mr John Lyons MP (Labour, Strathkelvin and Bearsden)
Ann McKechin MP (Labour, Glasgow Maryhill)
Mr John Robertson MP (Labour, Glasgow Anniesland)
Mr Mohammed Sarwar MP (Labour, Glasgow Govan)
Mr Michael Weir MP (SNP, Angus)
The Committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Order, principally in SO No.152. These are available on the Internet via www.parliament.uk.
The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet at www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/scothome.htm. A list of Reports of the Committee in the present Parliament is at the back of this volume.
All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk of the Scottish Affairs Committee, Committee Office, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219 6123; the Committee's e-mail address is: [email protected].
In the footnotes of this Report, references to oral evidence are indicated by 'Q' followed by the question number. References to written evidence are indicated by the page number as in 'Ev 12'.