Patricia Gibson has secured a Westminster Hall debate on the implications for Scotland of leaving the European Union. This debate will take place at 09:30 on Tuesday 3 July 2018.Jump to full report >>
The EU referendum on 23 June 2016 across the UK (52% Leave; 48% Remain) produced a very different result from that of voters in Scotland (62% Remain; 38% Leave). Scotland’s role in the decision to leave the EU has been the subject of considerable scrutiny in that context. The UK Government’s position consistently has been that a decision was taken by the UK as a whole, international relations is a reserved matter, and Scotland must leave the EU, its single market and its customs union on the same terms as the rest of the UK.
Beyond renewed calls from the Scottish Government for a second independence referendum, which the UK Government has rejected, there are many as of yet unanswered questions as to the implications of “Brexit” for Scotland and its devolution settlement. This debate pack provides an overview of the key issues at stake, which include:
Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0166
Author: Graeme Cowie