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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

14th Meeting, 2022

Agenda: Decision on taking business in private, Implementation of the Trade and Co-Operation Agreement, Continuity Act, Annual report

09:30am, 26 May 2022

TG.40-CR1 The Burns Room

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.

Twitter: @SP_CEEAC

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)

Dey, Graeme

Graeme Dey

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Angus South (Constituency)

Simpson, Graham

Graham Simpson

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Committee work

Current

Previous

Correspondence

Committee correspondence

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

Scottish Governments response to the UKIM report

Letter from Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture to the Convener on UK Internal Market Inquiry report, 19 May 2022

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

Parliamentary Partnership Assembly (PPA)

Letter from the Convener to Sir Oliver Heald on Parliamentary Partnership Assembly (PPA), 10 May 2022

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

EU Alignment - Finalised Continuity Act Docs

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, to the Convener on Continuity Act, 10 May 2022

Official Reports

Reports

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.