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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)

Mhairi Black MP (Scottish National Party, Paisley and Renfrewshire South)

Andrew Bowie MP (Conservative, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine)

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

Wendy Chamberlain MP (Liberal Democrat, North East Fife)

Alberto Costa MP (Conservative, South Leicestershire)

Jon Cruddas MP (Labour, Dagenham and Rainham)

Sally-Ann Hart MP (Conservative, Hastings and Rye)

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

Douglas Ross MP (Conservative, Moray)

Liz Twist MP (Labour, Blaydon)


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 www.parliament.uk.


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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 Rosie Akeroyd (Committee Specialist), Samantha Colebrook (Committee Operations Officer), Deborah Courtney (Committee Operations Manager), Nerys Davies (Committee Specialist), Arthur Fyfe-Stoica (Sandwich Student), Edward Hamill (Committee Specialist), Alex Knight (Senior Economist, Scrutiny Unit), Leoni Kurt (Clerk), Xameerah Malik (Senior Committee Specialist), Zac Mead (Second Clerk) and Tim West (Senior Committee Media and Communications Manager).


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 scotaffcom@parliament.uk.

You can follow the Committee on Twitter using @CommonsScotAffs

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