Date lodged: 24 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many full-time or full-time equivalent staff it has working on preparing Scotland for the UK leaving the EU.
Answered by: Michael Russell 7 March 2017
Staff across the Scottish Government Directorates are working in support of Ministers and Cabinet Secretaries on Scotland’s place in Europe. In addition to Private Office staff, there are currently 64 staff working in the Directorate for External Affairs in Scotland, which is the main Directorate supporting the work of the Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe. This number does not include the staff in our offices overseas who support the work of all Scottish Ministers.