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David Mundell questioned on UK Government's Brexit plans

14 December 2016

Scottish Affairs Committee examines the UK Government's position on Brexit, and how the Secretary of State will work with the Scottish Government on the negotiating position.

Witnesses

Wednesday 14 December 2016, Committee Room 18, Palace of Westminster

At 2.15pm

Purpose of the session

The session will examine the UK Government's position on Brexit and their engagement with the Scottish Government on this issue.

It will also look at how Scottish interests will inform the development of the Government's priorities for the UK's future relationship with the EU.

Chair's comment

Committee chair Pete Wishart commented:

"In our previous session, the Scottish Government were direct in expressing their position on the way forward after Brexit. They see a differentiated solution, allowing Scotland to keep strong links with Europe and rights including freedom of movement, as the only acceptable outcome. We expect the Minister to explain not only how he plans to engage with the Scottish Government, but how their view will inform the negotiating position of the UK. We are still in the dark about the Government’s plans, the time has come for them to set out their stall.

We must express our disappointment that David Davis, the man who will be leading Brexit negotiations for the UK, continues to refuse our invitations and explain in person how he will represent Scottish views at Brexit talks. As a committee we have a right to scrutinise Government policy that has an impact on Scotland. There are few instances where the impact will be felt as surely as the results of Mr Davis’ negotiations."

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