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Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Bell Pottinger Group (15 Dec 2017)

Steven Baker: Ministers from the Department for Exiting the European Union have not have organised and undertaken more than 400 recorded engagements with business and civil society stakeholders since July 2016. Details of Ministerial meetings are published in the Department’s Quarterly Transparency Returns on GOV.UK.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Business: Scotland (15 Dec 2017)

Steven Baker: Details of Ministerial and senior official meetings are published in the Department’s Quarterly Transparency Returns on GOV.UK.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Labour Turnover (15 Dec 2017)

Steven Baker: The Department for Exiting the European Union’s monthly average attrition is 3.1% which equates to a quarterly figure of 8-9%. This level of attrition is not out of line with other Government departments, like the Cabinet Office, that operate a similar employment model. This figure includes the contractual exit of agency workers, secondees, contractors and fast streamers. The figure...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (14 Dec 2017)

Steven Baker: We continue to focus on getting a good outcome that works for the UK and for those in the EU. As we move to the next phase of talks, we do so with a renewed sense of optimism about the deal that can be achieved. While we do not want or expect a ‘no deal’ outcome, as a responsible Government we will continue to prepare for a range of potential outcomes.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: ICT (12 Dec 2017)

Steven Baker: Electronic communications are passed across the internet via internet service providers, and the routing of an email between an Hon Member and a Government department is dependent on which system and service an email is sent through. Ministers’ Private Offices and correspondence teams routinely handle and respond to emails on behalf of their Ministers.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Travel (12 Dec 2017)

Steven Baker: Information on the cost of travel by ministers and senior officials from the Department for Exiting the European Union is published in transparency releases on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D =department-for-exiting-the-european-union&publication_t ype=transparency-data Travel costs incurred by staff, including ministers, in the Department for...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (7 Dec 2017)

Steven Baker: All departments are equipping themselves with the resources they need to get the best deal for the UK. The Department for Exiting the European Union now has over 600 staff based in the UK plus the expertise of over 120 officials in Brussels. We regularly review headcount to ensure that we are appropriately staffed to deal with all aspects of the negotiations. The Department is responsible for...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Dominic Cummings (5 Dec 2017)

Steven Baker: All meetings of ministers with external stakeholders are published in the Department for Exiting the European Union’s quarterly transparency releases, which are publicly available on Gov.uk.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Legatum Institute (5 Dec 2017)

Steven Baker: Ministers from across Government are speaking with stakeholders from a variety of sectors, to understand their concerns and priorities regarding our exit from the EU. As part of this process, we have engaged with a range of domestic and EU-facing think tanks. These organisations have contributed to the dialogue around EU withdrawal with a range of insights and opinions on proposed future...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Sick Leave (30 Nov 2017)

Steven Baker: Health and Wellbeing forms part of the Department for Exiting the European Union’s commitment to making the Department a great place to work. The Department has a dedicated mental health and wellbeing group who have been leading on a number of wellbeing activities across the Department to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of staff employed in the Department. This includes: In...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union : Public Expenditure (30 Nov 2017)

Steven Baker: The Department for Exiting the European Union has made one item of expenditure that can be deemed as a loss in the 2017-18 financial year to date. The total value of this payment was £33,750. There have been no special payments made by the Department in the 2017-18 financial year.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: EU Law (28 Nov 2017)

Steven Baker: Retained EU law includes both preserved domestic legislation and converted direct EU legislation. The latter was not made by UK legislators and will operate in a different way to both primary and secondary legislation. It would therefore not be appropriate to assign a single status to this legislation for all purposes. Preserved domestic legislation will continue to hold the same status as...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU) (28 Nov 2017)

Steven Baker: The Government has committed to publishing a detailed memorandum setting out how each Article in the Charter of Fundamental Rights will be reflected in UK law after we leave the European Union. This will be published on 5 December.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Postal Services (28 Nov 2017)

Steven Baker: This information cannot be disclosed as it may jeopardise the Department’s Protective Security stance. However, as Department Exiting the European Union is a tenant in other government department’s buildings, it abides by the rules and regulations that they stipulate for the delivery and management of mail and parcels. All secure mail is handled as part of the Government...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: UK Trade With EU (27 Nov 2017)

Steven Baker: The Prime Minister has been clear that we’re seeking a deal that works for the whole of the UK – not an off the shelf solution. For instance, we are seeking a bold and ambitious Free Trade Agreement that is of greater scope and ambition than any such existing agreement. As the Government has already made clear, we are undertaking a comprehensive programme of analytical work that...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Legal Profession (23 Nov 2017)

Steven Baker: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull North on 7 September 2017, UIN 7210. We do not hold information centrally about OGD’s use of lawyers.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: EU Law (23 Nov 2017)

Steven Baker: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill aims, so far as possible, to provide that the laws which apply immediately before exit day will continue to apply in the same way after we leave. The act of leaving the EU means that it is inevitable that some elements of the EU’s supranational legal framework will not - and should not - be retained. Clause 5 and the accompanying Schedule 1 set out a...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Social Media (23 Nov 2017)

Steven Baker: The Department for Exiting the European Union does not centrally hold information on specific activities undertaken in a role. This information will be held locally within job descriptions and agreed workstreams. Accordingly, we are unable to provide a response.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Travel (23 Nov 2017)

Steven Baker: The Department does and will continue to provide transparency releases on gov.uk concerning the costs and details of ministerial transport on a regular basis. The Department for Exiting the European Union ensures that all travel options are considered for overseas visits to ensure value for money and efficient use of time. RAF aircraft have been available to senior ministers for many years.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Trade Agreements (21 Nov 2017)

Steven Baker: This government has made a firm commitment to maintaining the UK’s long-standing record of ensuring our rights and liberties are protected as we exit the EU. All government departments have an ongoing responsibility to meet the Public Sector Equalities Duty (PSED) under the Equality Act 2010. As such, when formulating any policy changes relating to EU exit, ministers must have due...


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