THERE were demands yesterday for the Scotland Office to publish its contribution to the UK Government’s secret Brexit paper.

The leaked report revealed there has been work carried out to assess how the different Brexit scenarios will impact Scotland. Previously, there had been some confusion over whether that was the case.

Scottish Secretary David Mundell had said the analysis carried out by civil servants into how leaving the EU would affect Scotland was spread throughout the Government’s 58 reports on the UK’s key economic sectors. Mundell told Holyrood’s Europe and External Relations Committee that, while there had been reports that a Scotland-specific paper existed, this was not the case and it had never been his intention to suggest otherwise.

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He added: “There is not a Scotland-specific analysis – there is analysis of these sectors and how they apply within Scotland.”

Committee convener Joan McAlpine asked why no specific paper had been prepared.

Mundell replied: “Because the analysis is in relation to sectors that will be impacted on by leaving the EU. Obviously many of these sectors are very prominent in Scotland, and therefore Scotland’s interests in those sectors are part of the analysis. But these are UK-wide analyses of important sectors.”

Although Scotland isn’t specifically mentioned in the Buzzfeed story about the leaked report, the site says it states that every UK region would be affected negatively in all the modelled scenarios. The north-east of England and the West Midlands, plus Northern Ireland, face the biggest falls in economic performance.

When the Scottish Government revealed its own Brexit impact analysis earlier this year, Tory constitution spokesman Adam Tomkins described the figures as scaremongering. Mundell said the numbers crunched by the Scottish Government economists had not recognised that the “new, deep and special economic partnership with the EU that works for Scotland, and indeed the whole of the UK” would be of “greater scope than any existing agreement”.

The UK Government’s secret impact assessment revealed that civil servants in London had come to the same conclusion as their colleagues in Edinburgh.

Anton Muscatelli, the economist and principal of the University of Glasgow, said the macroeconomic impact estimates were “almost identical”. Kirsty Hughes, director of the Scottish Centre on European Relations, tweeted: “Hard for UK govt to say scaremongering now.”

McAlpine said Mundell had to come clean: “The Tories were quick to attack the Scottish Government analysis as scaremongering – but now we know their own ministers are being given almost the exact same figures, and have been hiding them from the public.

“David Mundell must now say whether he knew of the analysis. If he did, he is guilty of grossly misleading the Scottish public, and if he did not then it shows he is out of the loop with his senior colleagues.

“Either way, Ruth Davidson should apologise for her party’s attempts to dismiss the Scottish Government’s Brexit analysis, now that we know it is corroborated by her own colleagues.

“We’ve always known that the Tories were willing to sacrifice jobs and living standards for their hard Brexit obsession, but they can no longer hide behind ignorance.”

A UK Government spokesperson said: “We have already set out that the Government is undertaking a wide range of ongoing analysis in support of our EU exit negotiations and preparations.

“We have been clear that we are not prepared to provide a running commentary on any aspect of this ongoing internal work.”