Scottish Affairs Committee launches first inquiry

The Scottish Affairs Committee has today launched the My Scottish Affairs inquiry, inviting the people of Scotland to help decide the future direction of the Committee’s work.

Local MP John Lamont, who has been elected as the Vice Chair of the Committee, is encouraging Borderers to submit their views via Facebook, Twitter or the Committee’s website.

The Committee is seeking the views from across Scottish society, including business, academia, the voluntary sector and members of the public.

The Committee’s remit means its work programme should focus on reserved matters which are under the control of Westminster such as broadband, the constitution, taxation or welfare.

Speaking as the Committee launches its inquiry, John Lamont MP said: “I am delighted to have been elected as Vice Chair of the Committee. We want to hear your ideas about what areas it should look into, particularly proposals for work in areas that might otherwise escape our attention.

“It’s important that as Scotland’s other Parliament, the Committee engages directly with the people who live here and this is the first step towards doing that.

“I’d encourage Borderers to submit their views on what the Committee should be focussing on. You can do so in whatever way you would like; via social media, email, writing in or even by submitting a video.”

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The Committee is not able to take up individual cases or complaints.

Comments, suggestions, views or evidence are invited before Friday 6th October.

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