Committee questions Scottish and Welsh Governments on Internal Market Bill and Brexit preparedness
11 September 2020
The Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union returns on Tuesday 15 September with a virtual evidence session, featuring representatives from the Scottish and Welsh Governments.
Under the devolution acts both foreign affairs and external trade are reserved matters, and the administrations in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh have been consulted on Brexit-related issues since the 2016 referendum primarily via the Joint Ministerial Committee on EU Negotiations.
Purpose of the session
In this evidence session, the Committee will question representatives from the Scottish and Welsh Governments about the level of consultation and engagement by the UK Government during the negotiations, and the constitutional implications of the Internal Market Bill. The Committee is also expected to examine how Scotland and Wales have been preparing for both an agreement between the UK and EU, as well as a no-deal scenario.
Tuesday 15 September
- Jeremy Miles MS, Counsel General and Minister for European Transition, Welsh Government
- Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs, Scottish Government