Date lodged: 25 October 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the outcome of the Joint Ministerial Committee meeting on 24 October 2016.
Answered by: Michael Russell 7 November 2016
Following the Plenary Session of the Joint Ministerial Committee on 24 October 2016 the First Minister released a statement on the outcomes of that meeting and on-going Scottish Government priorities. The statement is available to view on the Scottish Government website here:
I subsequently gave a statement to Parliament on Tuesday 26 October 2016 updating members on events and discussions relevant to Scotland’s continued relationship with the European Union. In that statement, I made reference to discussions held at the Plenary Session and the creation of a new JMC sub-committee on EU Negotiations. A transcript of that statement is available as part of the Parliament’s Official Report here:
We have also written to the Conveners of the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Constitution and Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committees to report to members on the outcomes of the Plenary Session and to direct them towards the Joint Communique agreed between the 4 Administrations, available here: