The Scottish Committee oversees, on behalf of the Council, the procedures of those UK-wide tribunals which take place in Scotland. In addition the Committee has direct supervision over some twenty tribunals which operate in Scotland and which are constituted under separate Scottish legislation. These cover a wide range of subjects including education appeal committees and National Health Service discipline committees in Scotland as well as those tribunals which apply only in Scotland such as children's hearings and tribunals held to consider crofting matters.
The Scottish Committee deals directly with the Scottish Executive in considering and commenting upon proposals coming before the Scottish Parliament and Committee members formulate the Scottish input to UK-wide matters being considered by the full Council.
The Committee produces its own Annual Report detailing specifically Scottish procedures and consultations. Its formal meetings take place quarterly at its offices in Edinburgh but, in between those occasions, matters are resolved by correspondence with members.