Scottish Government's role in Brexit negotiations examined

08 February 2017

The Exiting the European Union Committee looks at the role of the Scottish Government as part of the negotiations for exiting the EU.


Wednesday 8 February 2017, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

At 9.15am

  • Michael Clancy, Director Law Reform, Law Society of Scotland
  • Professor Nicola McEwen, Professor of Politics, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Alan Page, Professor of Public Law, University of Dundee

At 10.15am

  • Michael Russell MSP, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe, Scottish Government
  • Ian Mitchell, Deputy Director External Affairs, Scottish Government
  • George Burgess, Deputy Director for EU and International Trade and Investment Policy, Scottish Government

Purpose of the session

The questioning focuses on the terms of reference for the inquiry, in particular:

  • The Scottish Government's priorities in the process of the UK exiting the EU and how they might be incorporated into any final deal
  • What role the Scottish Government can and should play in the negotiations for the UK's withdrawal from the EU
  • The implications of the UK's withdrawal from the EU for the devolution settlement

Further information

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