UK Withdrawal from EU: Scotland

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 2nd August 2016.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on whether article 50 of the Treaty on the functioning of the EU enables the EU to negotiate separately with the Scottish Government towards a different agreement to that which applies to the rest of the UK.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

Holding answer received on 19 July 2016

The legal and constitutional responsibility for the UK’s relationship with the EU lies at Westminster. The Government will fully involve the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Governments to ensure we get the best deal for the UK as a whole.

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