Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had promised to give MPs a vote over triggering Article 50
The First Minister had promised to give MSPs a vote over triggering Article 50, through a legislative consent motion (LCM).
This was despite last month's Supreme Court ruling that the UK Government is "not legally compelled" to consult MSPs on its plans.
But her Brexit Minister Mike Russell announced an LCM had been abandoned in favour of a standard parliamentary motion on February 7.
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Only last week Mr Russell claimed that there was still a political duty to seek consent from Holyrood because of the "Sewel Convention".
This states Westminster will normally only legislate on devolved matters with the express agreement of MSPs.
LCMs are part of the convention and it would have been up to Holyrood's Presiding Officer, Ken Macintosh, to decide if her bid was legally competent.
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Britain's most senior judges ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May does not have the power to trigger the formal process Article 50 for the UK's exit from the European Union without Parliament having a say.
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It now means the ballot will be symbolic.
It is now essential that the Scottish Parliament's views are heard
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Mr Russell said the move had been influenced by "discussion with the Scottish Parliament" and the truncated timetable for the Westminster legislation.
He said: "It is now essential that the Scottish Parliament's views are heard prior to the end of the Committee Stage of the Article 50 Bill in the House of Commons, so we will lodge a motion to allow Parliament to express its view.
Brexit Minister Mike Russell said an LCM had been abandoned in favour of a parliamentary motion
"A formal LCM would have to go through committee deliberation before Parliament as a whole was able to vote on it – a timetable incompatible with the accelerated timescale to which Westminster is now working.
"When the motion is debated by MSPs next week it will be a chance for our national Parliament to send a powerful signal on behalf of the people we are elected to serve.
"And I believe that Parliament will send a resounding message that Scotland's future is in Europe."
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