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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02453: Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 8 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of Brexit, what steps it is taking to assess and protect the body of Scots law that is underpinned or connected to EU law, and what (a) timescale and (b) resources it proposes for this work to be carried out.

Answered by: Michael Russell 6 October 2016

The result of the EU referendum clearly has considerable potential consequences for Scots law. For example, the Faculty of Advocate’s recent evidence to the European and External Relations Committee of the Parliament identified a number of legal issues that will need to be addressed. Consideration of the impact on Scots law is therefore a key element of the Scottish Government’s work on the options for Scotland’s future relationship with the EU and the rest of the UK following the EU referendum.