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Meeting of the Parliament 21 January 2020 : 21 January 2020 View PDF version
Annabelle Ewing (Cowdenbeath) (SNP)

On the important issue of employment, the minister will be well aware that veterans are a significant asset for Scottish businesses. What is being done to encoura...

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020 View PDF version
Annabelle Ewing (Cowdenbeath) (SNP)

I will pick up on that interesting area. It is fair to say that the acquis is the acquis, although it seems that many members of the UK Government do not want to be part of the acquis on goo...

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020 View PDF version
Annabelle Ewing

I want to clarify an important legal issue in that regard. The position is not clear to me. As far as the single market for goods is concerned, Northern Ireland is to follow the rules. Does ...

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020 View PDF version
Annabelle Ewing

Under EU law, it is clear that there are remedies. There are four fundamental freedoms; one is on movement of goods. If Northern Ireland is part of the single market, it is part of the appli...

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020 View PDF version
Annabelle Ewing

Therefore, remedies are available, which work both ways.

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020 View PDF version
Annabelle Ewing

I noted that Aodhán Connolly looked interested in that. You represent the business sector.

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020 View PDF version
Annabelle Ewing

Good luck!

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020 View PDF version
Annabelle Ewing

I have two more questions on slightly different areas. To go back to the issue of at-risk goods that Claire Baker raised, how can you avoid smuggling—which will f...

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020 View PDF version
Annabelle Ewing

I have one last question, which is perhaps for Mairi Spowage in particular. I understand that the Secretary of State for Scotland has stated that the Northern Ire...

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020 View PDF version
Annabelle Ewing

On that basis, it might be precipitate to make a definitive statement that there will be no impact. I know that you cannot comment on that.

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