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Scottish Cabinet Secretary to give evidence on implications of Brexit for Scotland

12 January 2021

Mike Russell, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary, will be questioned by the Scottish Affairs Committee on the implications of Brexit and the EU-UK trade deal for Scotland.

Purpose of the session

The deal, known as the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, was agreed on 24 December and outlines how trade is to be conducted with EU countries from 1 January.

This changed the trading relationship that had existed between the UK and the other members of the European during the UK’s 40-year membership of the block and the transition period.

The Committee is expected to ask Mr Russell about:

  • how Scotland’s priorities were represented during trade negotiations with the European Union
  • UK-Scottish Government intergovernmental relations
  • What the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement means for Scotland, including for fisheries and the UK’s departure from the Erasmus+ programme


Thursday 14 January, 2pm

  • Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, Europe and External Affairs, Scottish Government

Further information

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