Scottish Affairs Committee

Scotland's place in Europe inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Due to the general election on 8 June 2017 the Committee has now closed this inquiry. Following the dissolution of Parliament on 3 May 2017, all Select Committees cease to exist until after the general election. If an inquiry on this subject is held in the future, the Committee may refer to the evidence already gathered as part of this inquiry.

Scope of the inquiry

The overall EU referendum result was a vote for leave, but a breakdown of the vote shows that in Scotland a clear majority of people voted to remain. The inquiry looks at available options for retaining Scotland's EU membership and focus on how Scotland can best be represented in future negotiations.

Terms of reference

  • How will the EU referendum result affect Scotland's relationship with Europe?
  • In light of the way Scotland voted in the EU referendum, what options exist for Scotland to remain a member of the EU?
  • What role will Scotland have in the process of the UK's withdrawal from the EU?
  • How will Scotland be included in the Government's Brexit negotiations?
  • What future relationship with the EU would be best for Scotland?
  • How will Scottish interests be represented in the negotiations regarding the UK's withdrawal from, and future relationship with, the EU?
  • How will the UK’s withdrawal from the EU affect Scottish devolution and Scotland's funding settlement?
  • What consequences and opportunities exist for developing Scottish trade in Europe and beyond in light of the EU referendum result?
Terms of reference


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