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Devolved Administrations: Brexit

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th October 2017.

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Photo of Damian Green Damian Green First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office 12:00 am, 11th October 2017

No, the spirit and letter of the devolution settlement is that there are areas of responsibility for this Parliament and the Westminster Government, and areas of responsibility for the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Ireland Assembly. We have said that these have to be UK-wide frameworks. I think the hon. Gentleman’s colleagues in the Scottish Government accept that we do not want to break up the UK single market, but that there are responsibilities that will remain with Scotland.