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Chamber and committees

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

The Committee was established in June 2021. It focuses on:

  • the Scottish Government’s EU and international policy
  • the constitution including policy on the UK’s exit from the EU
  • culture, including the creative industries

Find out more about new constitutional arrangements which have emerged as the UK has left the European Union.

Next meeting

Meeting details are not yet available. They will be published here in due course.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact James Johnston, the Clerk for the committee.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5215 Find out about call charges.

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If you're appearing as a witness at a committee, take a look at our witness guide for more information.

Members

Members of the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

Current Members

Adamson, Clare

Clare Adamson

Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Motherwell and Wishaw (Constituency)

Cameron, Donald

Donald Cameron

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Allan, Dr Alasdair

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Constituency)

Boyack, Sarah

Sarah Boyack

Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Golden, Maurice

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Minto, Jenni

Jenni Minto

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Argyll and Bute (Constituency)

Ruskell, Mark

Mark Ruskell

Member

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Substitute Members

Baker, Claire

Claire Baker

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Ewing, Fergus

Fergus Ewing

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Inverness and Nairn (Constituency)

Simpson, Graham

Graham Simpson

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Committee work

Current

Correspondence

Committee correspondence

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

Climate Justice Fund

Letter from the Convener to the Scottish Government summarising key evidence taken on the Climate Justice Fund, 7 October 2021

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

The UK Statstics Amendnent etc EU Exit Regulations 2021

Letter from the Convener to the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Covid Recovery relating to SI, The UK Statistics (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

Conveners Group approach to committee scrutiny

Letter received from the Chair of the Conveners Group, in response to letter sent 10 September, relating to committee scrutiny

Remit

There shall be a committee, the remit of which is to consider and report on the following (and any additional matter added under Rule 6.1.5A)—

  • the Scottish Government’s EU and external affairs policy
  • policy in relation to the UK’s exit from the EU
  • the international activities of the Scottish Administration, including international development
  • any other matter falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture and any matter relating to inter-governmental relations within the responsibility of the Deputy First Minister.