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Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee


The UK Internal Market

Overview 

This inquiry is considering how the UK internal Market affects Scotland and devolution.

The Committee published guidance on the UK Internal Market for subject committees.

Guidance on UK Internal Market


Background on the inquiry

The UK internal market was established in law by the UK Internal Market Act 2020 (IMA) as the UK prepared to leave the EU. Further constitutional arrangements, like common frameworks, will be important to its operation.

SPICe have written a briefing that provides useful background on the UK’s new constitutional arrangements.


Consultation

On 13 September 2021 the Committee launched a call for views on this inquiry. The call for views closed to new submissions on 29 October 2021. The Committee received 17 responses.

Read the responses

The Committee also received the following submissions:


Committee report

The Committee published its report on the UK Internal Market Inquiry on Tuesday 22 February 2022.

Read the report

Scottish Government responded to the Committee's report on 19 May 2022.

Read the response.


Oral evidence

27 January 2022

The Committee took evidence from:

Angus Robertson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture

Donald Cameron, Deputy Director, Constitution and UK Relations Division, Scottish Government

Euan Page, Head of UK Frameworks, Scottish Government

Committee papers

Papers for the meeting on 27 January 2022

Official Report (substantially verbatim transcript)

Official Report of meeting on 27 January 2022

13 January 2022

The Committee took evidence from:

Jonathan Scott, Non-Executive Director and Chair, CMA

Rachel Merelie, Senior Director of the Office for Internal Market

Sheila Scobie, Director of the Office for Internal Market

Committee papers

Papers for the meeting on 13 January 2022

Official Report (substantially verbatim transcript)

Official Report of meeting on 13 January 2022.

16 December 2021

The Committee took evidence from:

Jonnie Hall, Director of Policy, National Farmers Union Scotland

Committee papers

Papers for the meeting on 16 December 2021

Official Report (substantially verbatim transcript)

Official Report of meeting on 16 December 2021

2 December 2021

The Committee took evidence from:

Billy Melo Araujo, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast

Seamus Leheny, Northern Ireland Policy Manager, Logistics UK.

Professor Jo Hunt, Professor in Law, Cardiff University

Professor Nicola McEwen, Senior Fellow of the UK in a Changing Europe

Professor Stephen Weatherill, Emeritus Jacques Delors Professor of European Law, University of Oxford.

Committee papers

Papers for the meeting on 2 December 2021

Written submission from Logistics UK

Official Report (substantially verbatim transcript)

Official Report of meeting on 2 December 2021

11 November 2021

The Committee took evidence from:

Alison Douglas, Chief Executive, Alcohol Focus Scotland

David Thomson, Chief Executive, Food & Drink Federation Scotland

Vhairi Tollan, Advocacy Manager, Scottish Environment LINK

Michael Clancy, Director Law Reform, Law Society of Scotland

Jess Sargeant, Senior Researcher, Institute for Government

Committee papers

Papers for the meeting on 11 November 2021

Official Report (substantially verbatim transcript)

Official Report of meeting on 11 November 2021


Briefings

Common Frameworks after Brexit

Briefing paper from the Committee advisor Professor Michael Keating to the Committee, 5 January 2022

The Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland

Briefing paper from Committee adviser Professor Katy Hayward to the Committee , 29 November 2021

Subsidy Control Bill

Briefing paper from the Committee adviser Dr Christopher McCorkindale to the Committee, 23 November 2021

Correspondence

Letter from Convener to the Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture on single use plastics, 4 May 2022

Letter from Cabinet Secretary to Convener on Common Frameworks

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, to the Convener on Common Frameworks, 23 March 2022

Baroness Andrews response to UK Internal Market Letter

Letter from Baroness Andrews, Chair of the Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee, to the Convener, 11 March 2022

UK Internal Market Letter to Chairperson of Committee for the Executive Office

Letter from Convener to the Chairperson of Committee for the Executive Office, Northern Ireland Assembly, 22 February 2022

UK Internal Market Letter to Legislation Justice and Constitution Committee

Letter from Convener to the Chair of Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee, The Senedd, 22 February 2022

UK Internal Market Letter to Chair of European Affairs Committee

Letter from Convener to the Chair of European Affairs Committee, House of Lords, 22 February 2022

UK Internal Market Letter to Chair of Constitution Committee

Letter from Convener to the Chair of Constitution Committee, House of Lords, 22 February 2022

UK Internal Market Letter to Chair of Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee

Letter from Convener to the Chair of Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee, 22 February 2022

UK Internal Market Letter to Chair of Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Letter from Convener to the Chair of Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, House of Commons, 22 February 2022

UK Internal Market Letter to Minister for Intergovernmental Relations

Letter from Convener to the Minister for Intergovernmental Relations, 22 February 2022

Common Frameworks and the Internal Market Act

Letter from Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, to the Convener on 21 December 2021

Common Frameworks

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture to the Convener, 2 December 2021

Response from COSLA contribution to Committee Inquiries

Letter from COSLA President to the Convener, 10 November 2021

UK Internal Markets

Letter from the Convener to Subject Committee Conveners 10 September 2021

Constitutional Consequences of EU Exit and Common Frameworks

Letter from Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture to the Convener, 26 August 2021

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