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Brexit: Scotland

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 14th January 2020.

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Photo of Gavin Newlands Gavin Newlands Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport)

What plans the Government has to seek the consent of the Scottish Parliament to the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

The UK Government remains committed to the Sewel convention and the principle of legislative consent. The Secretary of State wrote to the Scottish Government on 18 December to seek their recommendation of consent for the Bill and has discussed this directly with Mike Russell.

I am disappointed that the Scottish Parliament voted against granting consent last week. We will continue to discuss the Bill with the Scottish Government.

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