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Holyrood to hold summer inquiry on Brexit effect

The vice-chancellors group Universities Scotland is among the organisations summoned by the Scottish Parliament to an inquiry into the impact of Brexit on Scotland.

The parliament’s European and External Relations Committee has taken the unusual step of working through the summer recess to look at the effects of a decision opposed by 62 per cent of the Scottish electorate.

The committee announced the inquiry on 24 July. Led by its convener Joan McAlpine, it will hold its first evidence session on 28 July, having already been on a fact-finding trip to Brussels. The inquiry will involve meetings with representatives of many of the country’s major industries including farming and fisheries leaders, the Scotch Whisky Association and the Scottish Trades Union Congress. 

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