Michelle Thomson, newly-elected SNP MP for Edinburgh West is “delighted” to have been chosen to join the House of Commons select committee on business, innovation and skills.
“The task of the select committees is effectively to call the government of the day to account,’’ she said.
‘‘Departments need to justify the decisions they want to take to the appropriate committee and to convince the members that these policies are right and appropriate.
“These committees are integral in the running of democratic government.
“We will be scrutinising the proposals and calling for evidence from a whole range of interested parties right across the spectrum of big business to the interested public observer who has an opinion about how best business can grow and develop in our economic climate.’’
“As Shadow Secretary, I think it is my task to examine the system and to see what opportunities there may be to improve scope for innovation.”