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UK and Scottish Government Ministers discuss EU referendum impact

20 May 2016

The Scottish Affairs Committee examines the impact of the EU referendum on Scotland by questioning UK and Scottish Ministers, along with leave and remain campaigners.


Wednesday 25 May 2016, Grimmond Room, Portcullis House

At 2.15pm—Remain

  • John Edward, Senior Campaign Spokesperson, Scotland Stronger in Europe

At 3.00pm—Leave

  • Tom Harris, Director, Scottish Vote Leave

At 3.45pm—UK Government

At 4.30pm—Scottish Government

  • Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for International Development and Europe, Scottish Government

Chair's comments

Committee Chair Pete Wishart commented:

"At our last session in Glasgow, we heard from some of those working in key sectors of the Scottish economy about the costs and benefits the EU has for them, and how they would be affected by the result the upcoming EU referendum. In this session we will hear from representatives from both sides of the debate about why they believe Scotland is better off in or out of the EU.

We will also be hearing from the UK Government ministers responsible for Scottish and European issues, who we will be asking how Scotland's interests are represented by the UK Government when it comes to EU policy, and how the Prime Minister's deal on EU reform will affect Scotland. I am delighted we will also be hearing from the newly appointed Scottish Government minister for International Development and Europe, who will be able to tell us how the Scottish Government feel about the EU referendum, and the impact its result will have on Scotland."

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