Scottish Affairs Select 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 Scotland Office (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.


As of 4 February 2013, the members of the committee are as follows:

Member Party Constituency
Ian Davidson MP (Chair) Labour Glasgow South West
Michael Crockart MP Liberal Democrat Edinburgh West
Eleanor Laing MP Conservative Epping Forest
Jim McGovern MP Labour Dundee West
Graeme Morrice MP Labour Livingston
Pamela Nash MP Labour Airdrie and Shotts
Sir James Paice MP Conservative South East Cambridgeshire
Alan Reid MP Liberal Democrat Argyll and Bute
Simon Reevell MP Conservative Dewsbury
Lindsay Roy MP Labour Glenrothes
Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP Scottish National Party Banff and Buchan

Source: Scottish Affairs Committee


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.

Date Outgoing Member
& Party
Constituency New Member
& Party
Constituency Source
29 November 2010 Mark Menzies MP (Conservative) Fylde Mike Freer MP (Conservative) Finchley and Golders Green Hansard
Julian Smith MP (Conservative) Skipton and Ripon Simon Reevell MP (Conservative) Dewsbury
25 October 2011 Cathy Jamieson MP (Labour) Kilmarnock and Loudoun Iain McKenzie MP (Labour) Inverclyde Hansard
Fiona O'Donnell MP (Labour) East Lothian Graeme Morrice MP (Labour) Livingston
23 January 2012 Graeme Morrice MP (Labour) Livingston Pamela Nash MP (Labour) Airdrie and Shotts Hansard
5 November 2012 David Mowat MP (Conservative) Warrington South Michael Crockart MP (Liberal Democrat) Edinburgh West Hansard
28 January 2013 Fiona Bruce MP (Conservative) Congleton Eleanor Laing MP (Conservative) Epping Forest Hansard
Iain McKenzie MP (Labour) Inverclyde Graeme Morrice MP (Labour) Livingston
4 February 2013 Mike Freer MP (Conservative) Finchley and Golders Green Sir James Paice MP (Conservative) South East Cambridgeshire Hansard

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