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The 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)).

Current membership

Mr Ian Davidson (Labour/Co-op, Glasgow South West) (Chair)

Fiona Bruce (Conservative, Congleton)

Mike Freer (Conservative, Finchley and Golders Green)

Cathy Jamieson (Labour/Co-op, Kilmarnock and Loudoun)

Jim McGovern (Labour, Dundee West)

David Mowat (Conservative, Warrington South)

Fiona O'Donnell (Labour, East Lothian)

Simon Reevell (Conservative, Dewsbury)

Mr Alan Reid (Liberal Democrat, Argyll and Bute)

Lindsay Roy (Labour, Glenrothes)

Dr Eilidh Whiteford (Scottish National Party, Banff and Buchan)

The following members were also members of the committee during the Parliament:

Mark Menzies (Conservative, Fylde)

Julian Smith (Conservative, Skipton and Ripon)


The committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No. 152. These are available on the Internet via


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

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Dr Rebecca Davies (Clerk), Duma Langton (Inquiry Manager), James Bowman (Senior Committee Assistant), Gabrielle Henderson (Committee Assistant), Karen Watling (Committee Assistant) and Ravi Abhayaratne (Committee Support Assistant)


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Scottish Affairs Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 6123; the Committee's email address is

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