The European Parliament has 20 committees and 2 subcommittees, each of which is made up of MEPs of all political groups, in proportion to the plenary's overall political makeup.
When the European Commission proposes a piece of legislation, the text is scrutinised by the relevant Committee. For example, new legislation on fracking would be in the remit of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee.
The MEPs sitting on the Committee then propose amendments to the text, which are later voted on by all MEPs during plenary sessions.
Once the European Parliament has approved a text, the Committee appoints a team to conduct negotiations with the Council. They come to a final position, and the legislation can be adopted.
Committees also instruct the legislative process in other ways: adopting reports, organising hearings with experts and scrutinising the other EU bodies and institutions. Committee meetings are broadcast via webstream on the European Parliament website, where documents such as agendas, minutes, and amendments are also available.
Scott is a full member of the Transport and Tourism committee (TRAN). TRAN is responsible for all matters relating to transport within the EU, the development of transport infrastructure, safety, and the rights of workers and passengers.
As London's Green MEP, Scott prioritises the push for zero carbon transport, the eradication of harmful emissions, and clean, efficient urban mobility options.
Scott is also a substitute member of the Constitutional Affairs committee (AFCO). AFCO is responsible for the scrutiny of the European treaties, the relationships between the European institutions, and the Parliament’s rules of procedure.
Since the UK's referendum on EU membership, AFCO has hosted exchanges of views with experts and policy makers on the constitutional relationship between the UK and the EU, and has produced briefings on the implications of withdrawal.
In the case of an EU Withdrawal Agreement being approved by the UK Parliament, the Agreement and Political Declaration would be passed to AFCO to provide a recommendation to plenary as to whether Parliament should consent.