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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00973: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 21 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has carried out of the potential impact of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on (a) public services, (b) regulatory standards and (c) public procurement in Scotland.

Answered by: Keith Brown 12 July 2016

The Scottish Government has carried out an initial assessment of Section D investment protection provisions and has made clear to the UK Government and the European Commission that trade agreements must not adversely affect the delivery of public services, lower standards, or limit the government’s right to regulate in the public interest.