Leaving the EU: Civil Service Capacity

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons on 19th December 2018.

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Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister without Portfolio , Party Chair, Conservative Party

My hon. Friend makes a good point. It is right that, with just over three months to go before we exit the EU, we need to accelerate and intensify these preparations. I am confident that the civil service is well equipped to deal with that, but of course our focus and our key priority is to get the right deal with EU and one that we can pass that through this House in January.