Working together on Great Repeal Bill

In his role as Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell has outlined how both the UK Government and Scottish Government's can work together on the Great Repeal Bill.

Mr Mundell outlined his hopes that the bill will gain the support of MSP's with new powers being handed to Holyrood upon departure from the EU.

Commenting David Mundell said: “We need to ensure stability and certainty for people and businesses when powers return from the EU.

“This Bill provides a clear and practical mechanism for doing that.

“At present, EU rules create a consistent approach across the EU in a range of areas. The Bill will replicate these common UK frameworks created by EU law.

“At the same time, we will discuss with the Scottish Government where we need to keep these common frameworks to make it easier to do business and protect our important internal market.

“But where common frameworks are not required, new powers and decision-making will be transferred to Edinburgh as quickly as possible.

"Scotland stands to gain significant new decision-making powers as we leave the EU and our two governments must work together to deliver the new post-Brexit Holyrood.

“Discussions will intensify now the Bill has been published and I am hopeful and confident that by the end of the process the plans will win the support of MSPs.”