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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

Pete Wishart MP (Scottish National Party, Perth and North Perthshire) (Chair)

Deidre Brock MP (Scottish National Party, Edinburgh North and Leith)

David Duguid MP (Conservative, Banff and Buchan)

Hugh Gaffney MP (Labour, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill)

Ged Killen MP (Labour (Co-op), Rutherglen and Hamilton West)

John Lamont MP (Conservative, Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk)

Paul Masterton MP (Conservative, East Renfrewshire)

Danielle Rowley MP (Labour, Midlothian)

Tommy Sheppard MP (Scottish National Party, Edinburgh East)

Jamie Stone MP (Liberal Democrat, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)

Ross Thomson MP (Conservative, Aberdeen South)

Former members

Christine Jardine MP (Liberal Democrat, Edinburgh West) was also a Member of the Committee during this inquiry.


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


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Committee reports are published on the Committee’s website and in print by Order of the House.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Bradley Albrow (Second Clerk), Zoë Grünewald (Media Officer), Robert McQuade (Committee Assistant), Ben Rayner (Committee Specialist), Abigail Samuels (Senior Committee Assistant) and Ben Williams (Clerk).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Scottish Affairs Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 8204; the Committee’s email address is

You can follow the Committee on Twitter using @CommonsScotAffs

Published: 4 November 2019