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S5W-04473: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 7 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, what its response is to the comment by Dr Fabian Zuleeg of the European Policy Centre, and a member of the First Minister’s Standing Council on Europe, to the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee on 1 November 2016 (Official Report, c.43) that “if the UK leaves the single market, I think that it is highly unlikely that any part of the UK will get a special deal to remain in the single market”.

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 15 November 2016

The Scottish Government is exploring all options and will table specific proposals in the coming weeks to protect Scotland’s interests and keep us in the Single Market, even if the rest of the UK decides to leave.