The EU Referendum – newly published official publications 01.07.16

In a change to our regular blog post, we are posting official publications and statistics on the EU Referendum published since Thursday 23rd June.

Westminster and the UK Government

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European Union Referendum 2016
Published Wednesday 29th June
“This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper analyses the results of the referendum on EU membership held on 23 June 2016.”

Brexit: what happens next?
Published Wednesday 29th June
“Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, what will happen next? This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the immediate consequences of the vote and some of the longer term implications. This paper considers various questions about UK withdrawal from the EU and what is likely to happen in the coming weeks and months. The issues include the method of leaving the EU, continuing parliamentary scrutiny of EU business and the withdrawal negotiations, and the implications of Brexit for Scotland and Gibraltar.”

Published Wednesday 29th June
“This Commons Library briefing paper looks at some of the issues that are likely to arise for the UK during a withdrawal process and afterwards. A UK vote to leave the EU on 23 June 2016 would trigger an untested procedure for withdrawal. There could be a complex and difficult negotiation lasting two years or more, or the UK could leave without settling its exit terms or its future relationship with the EU.”

Leaving the EU: Parliament’s Role in the Process
Published Thursday 30th June
“Following the result of the referendum held on 23 June 2016, this House of Lords Library briefing examines what Parliament’s role would be in the process of withdrawing from the European Union in several key areas: invoking Article 50; overseeing the negotiation process; ratifying agreements; repealing and reviewing domestic legislation.”

Brexit: how does the Article 50 process work?
Published Thursday 30th June
“This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the process of withdrawing from the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. There could be a complex and difficult negotiation lasting two years or more, or the UK could leave without settling its exit terms or its future relationship with the EU.”

Published Friday 1st July
“In the light of the outcome of the referendum on EU membership, the Foreign Affairs Committee is launching a rolling inquiry into the Government’s handling of the process of departing the EU and the ongoing implications of the decision for the UK’s role in the world. This will build on the findings of the Committee’s report, published in April 2016, outlining both the short- and long-term implications of the vote for the UK’s global role.”

The European Union

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels - PHS Hemicycle - Plenary session week 46 2014

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels – PHS Hemicycle – Plenary session week 46 2014

UK referendum: European Parliament debate on outcome and consequences. (video) “The European Parliament held an extraordinary plenary session in Brussels on Tuesday 28 June at 10.00 CET for MEPs to discuss and vote on a resolution assessing the outcome of the UK referendum and its consequences for the European Union. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Council representatives also took part.”

The Scottish Parliament and Government

13 September 2010 The Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Scotland UK Pic-AndrewCowan/Scottish Parliament

The Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Scotland UK
Pic-AndrewCowan/Scottish Parliament Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body – 2012. Licensed under the Open Scottish Parliament Licence v1.0.

European Union Referendum: results
Published Friday 24th June
“On the 23 June 2016, the UK electorate voted in the referendum on membership of the European Union. This infographic from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) shows the results.”

Following the EU Referendum – Frequently asked questions
Published Thursday 30th June
“This paper provides answers to some of the key questions that have arisen following the outcome of the EU referendum on 23 June 2016. However, given the unique nature of a Member State leaving the EU, there remain a number of uncertainties around the process for withdrawal. The FAQs paper will be updated on an ongoing basis as things become clearer.”

The Scottish Parliament’s European and External Relations Committee will work during the summer recess this year to examine the implications of Brexit on Scotland.

In an unprecedented move for the Committee, it agreed to hold special evidence sessions and invite UK ministers and the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, who said this week she will update the committee on the Scottish Government’s progress in dealing with the fallout from the referendum.

The Committee will also commission research on the implications of Brexit and engage in an extensive public consultation with the people of Scotland to hear at first hand what leaving the EU means to them.”

Their second meeting was held on Thursday 30th June on the Implications of the EU referendum for Scotland. The papers, official report and minute of proceedings are available as PDFs.

All Scottish Parliament Research Briefings on the EU and International Affairs



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