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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21856: Stewart Stevenson (Banffshire and Buchan Coast)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 27 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what impact concerns over a no deal Brexit are having on Scotland’s rural economy.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 13 March 2019

A ‘no deal’ outcome threatens to be catastrophic for jobs, investment and living standards across Scotland and the rest of the UK. It would have severe and disproportionate impacts on Scotland and particularly to the rural economy where key economic growth sectors such as our flagship food and drink industry are threatened with significant adverse impacts as a consequence of disruption to labour supply and access to markets.