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S5W-04318: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 1 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether the Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe has discussed with the Prime Minister proposals to reassure EU nationals about their residency status post-Brexit.

Answered by: Michael Russell 23 November 2016

The Scottish Government has repeatedly requested assurances from the UK Government that immigration status and rights of EU nationals currently living in Scotland will not change in the future. The First Minister and I attended the Joint Ministerial Committee (plenary), chaired by the Prime Minister, on 24 October, where we again raised this important issue.

I have also raised this issue - and will continue to do so - in my discussions with David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.