Nicola Sturgeon has been invited to appear before a Westminster committee of MPs.

The Scottish Affairs Committee has asked the First Minister to give evidence on a number of issues.

The committee, chaired by SNP MP Pete Wishart, wants to quiz Sturgeon on topics like welfare reforms, green energy.

The committee has carried out several inquiries, including into universal credit and drug addiction services.

Wishart, said: “We are inviting the First Minister to appear before our committee to discuss a number of issues which are also the responsibility of the Scottish Government, such as areas of welfare policy and higher education.

“Her evidence will be invaluable in considering the ongoing work between the UK and Scottish governments, and how this relationship could be strengthened to benefit the Scottish people.”

 “I look forward to hearing whether the First Minister will accept our invitation, for what will surely be an unmissable event.”