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Scottish Independence (EU Membership)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 12th February 2013.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve The Attorney-General 11:30 am, 12th February 2013

I have not discussed with the European Commission the legal status of Scotland’s membership of the EU. The United Kingdom Government’s position is that the most likely outcome is that Scotland would have to join the EU as a new member state. That position has been backed up by comments from the President of the European Commission and by the President of the European Council.