Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry
THE SCOTTISH Affairs Committee has launched a new inquiry on Scotland’s place in Europe following the EU referendum, in which a clear majority of people in Scotland voted to remain.
The inquiry will look at available options for retaining Scotland’s EU membership and focus on how Scotland can best be represented in future negotiations.
Committee chairman Pete Wishart MP said: ‘In the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, 62 per cent of Scotland’s population voted to remain.
‘ We have launched this inquiry to look at what options are available to Scotland to continue to secure a relationship with the EU, including examining whether Scotland can continue its membership of the EU.
‘As Brexit proposals start to emerge we will also examine what role Scotland should play in these discussions and what Brexit would mean for Scotland.
‘As a Westminster committee charged with looking at Scottish Affairs, it is important that we explore all the issues and we hope to secure evidence from sectoral interests, constitutional experts, representatives of international institutions and Government in Westminster and Edinburgh.’