Peer says Holyrood could have Brexit role
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Former Scottish law officer says Holyrood could have Brexit role

A former top law officer on Scotland believes the Scottish Parliament could have a role to play as European-related laws are dismantled and new ones created.

Lord Wallace, a former Advocate General who advised the Conservative-LibDem coalition, told BBC Scotland's Westminster correspondent, Nick Eardley: "They [the UK government] are going to have to re-enact everything.

"I think at that point there is clearly a role for the potential for a legislative consent motion because many of the things we are talking about impact the areas of devolved competence - farming, fishing, the environment - three you can reel off straight away."

  • 01 Dec 2016