A PARLIAMENTARY inquiry on Scotland’s place in Europe will begin next week as legal experts give evidence on the consequences of Brexit.
Academics from leading universities will be called to speak before the Scottish Affairs Committee on the implementation of the EU referendum result and options for Scotland’s relationship with the European Union.
The session, which will be chaired by the committee’s Pete Wishart on Wednesday, will also cover the inclusion of Scotland in Westminster-led exit talks.
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Wishart said: “It is a little over two months since the EU referendum, and we are still no clearer as to what the UK’s relationship with Europe will look like in the future.
“It is important that we examine how Scotland will have its interests represented during the forthcoming negotiations. We also need to understand what options exist that would enable Scotland to remain a member of the EU.
“This evidence session will allow us to understand the processes involved in withdrawing from the European Union and identifying the role which Scotland will play in the process going forward.”
The inquiry details emerged as senior Tory MP Andrew Tyrie pressed his party for a “full and detailed” explanation about its negotiating position in light of “sky-high” public expectations about financial savings through Brexit.
Tyrie, who chairs the Treasury Select Committee and backed the Remain campaign, said these expectations should be managed because “many of the promises made by the Leave side are manifestly unfulfillable”.