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Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (13 Jun 2018)

Steven Baker: It is in everyone’s interests to secure a good deal for both sides. We think that is by far and away the highest probability. However, as a responsible Government, we are preparing for all potential outcomes from negotiations with the EU, including for the unlikely scenario in which no mutually satisfactory agreement can be reached. Every Government department has drawn up well...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (13 Jun 2018)

Steven Baker: DExEU does not classify or categorise budgets and expenditure by potential negotiation outcome. The 16-17 Annual Reports and Accounts covers expenditure and budgets since the Department’s inception see link below. The expenditure of 17-18 will be published in the 17-18 Annual Reports and Accounts in the summer 2018. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/annual-report-and...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (13 Jun 2018)

Steven Baker: DExEU does not classify or categorise budgets and expenditure by potential negotiation outcome. Budgets from April 2017 to March 2020 are provided below and are in line with funding agreed by Parliament in the Mains Estimate. Budgets during the transition period not covered below are subject to the next spending review in 2019. BUDGETS 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 TOTAL...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff (13 Jun 2018)

Steven Baker: All departments are equipping themselves with the resources they need to get the best deal for the UK, and to prepare for all possible outcomes of negotiations. The Department for Exiting the European Union now has over 650 staff based in the UK plus the expertise of over 120 officials in Brussels. The Department is continuing to recruit the brightest and the best. The Department for Exiting...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Business: Costs (13 Jun 2018)

Steven Baker: It is in everyone’s interests to secure a good deal for both sides, and we are confident that good deal is clearer and closer than ever since we agreed the terms of an implementation period with the EU. While we think that is by far and away the highest probability, as a responsible government we have a duty to plan for a circumstance whereby we leave without a negotiated agreement....

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries (13 Jun 2018)

Steven Baker: The Secretary of State has regular discussions with his Cabinet colleagues on a range of issues. The UK’s automotive industry is world leading. Global demand for UK designed, engineered, and manufactured vehicles is strong. Both the UK and the EU share a strong commercial interest in preserving integrated supply chains, including those that support just-in-time production across the...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (12 Jun 2018)

Steven Baker: The Government is undertaking a wide range of continuing analysis in support of our EU exit negotiations and preparations. This analysis contributes to our exit negotiations with the EU, helps define our future partnership with the EU, and informs our understanding of how EU exit will affect the UK’s domestic policies and frameworks. We have been clear the Government will not provide an...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Non-departmental Public Bodies (11 Jun 2018)

Steven Baker: The Department for Exiting the European Union does not have any non-Departmental public bodies and therefore we do not hold this information.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Michel Barnier (11 Jun 2018)

Steven Baker: We have always engaged constructively and as a full and responsible Member State, in order to secure a deal that works for all parts of the country. To that end, the SoS has been in contact with Michel Barnier, on a number of occasions since December last year. The SoS met him on February 5th in London, had a call on 2nd March, and most notably, they had a joint press conference in March...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (11 Jun 2018)

Steven Baker: We welcome the report from the North East Brexit Group. The Government is committed to positive and productive engagement with key business stakeholders, academic institutions and local government in the North East, as well as all of the UK, to understand the potential impact and opportunities presented by EU Exit. We are undertaking a wide range of ongoing analysis in support of our EU exit...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Procurement (4 Jun 2018)

Steven Baker: We do not have any interim contractors currently in role for the department employed on day rate terms of £1,000 or more.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff (4 Jun 2018)

Steven Baker: In April 2017, The Department for Exiting the EU employed 375 people and had 11 individuals seconded into the Department. In April 2018, the Department employed 629 people and had 15 secondees into the Department. The Department is unable to provide the data requested for end May 2018 as we have not yet confirmed our May headcount figure. We have however provided end April 2018 data for...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Parental Leave (22 May 2018)

Steven Baker: The Department for Exiting the European Union is committed to providing family friendly employment policies to its staff. Shared parental leave provides real flexibility to parents in how they care for their child in their first year. The Civil Service goes beyond the statutory minimum provision and offers an occupational rate of pay for some of this leave. Fewer than 5 individuals have...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Apprentices (17 May 2018)

Steven Baker: The Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) offers Level 3 and Level 4 Apprenticeships. In total, DExEU has had 19 Level 4 Apprentices start through the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship Programme; and two Level 3 Apprentices. From the time DExEU was formed this equates to four starts in 2016, and 17 in 2017, of which: 2016: Four Level 4 Apprentices 2017: 15 Level 4...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Northern Ireland (16 May 2018)

Steven Baker: Details of Ministerial meetings are published in the Department’s Quarterly Transparency Returns, which can be found on gov.uk.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Security: Northern Ireland (15 May 2018)

Steven Baker: The Secretary of State meetings with PSNI Officers and Northern Ireland Office officials relate to matters concerning our exit from the EU. Release of this information while our exit from the EU is ongoing would indicate sensitive information relating to the negotiations. Ministers have a specific responsibility, which Parliament has endorsed, not to release information that could undermine...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Disclosure of Information (14 May 2018)

Steven Baker: The Department for Exiting the European Union has not issued any non-disclosure agreements to employees in the lifetime of the department.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Training (14 May 2018)

Steven Baker: All civil servants have access to the central learning offer provided through Civil Service Learning. There are one-day workshops on Understanding Parliament, which are delivered at Foundation (introduction) and Practitioner (advanced) levels. Both of these workshops cover Parliament’s scrutiny and legislative roles. The Department for Exiting the European Union has delivered the...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Official Cars (10 May 2018)

Steven Baker: There are no officials in the Department to which an official car or a driver is provided.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Training (9 May 2018)

Steven Baker: The Department for Exiting the European Union has delivered the Devolution and Intergovernmental Working training courses on 11 occasions, to 74 staff since April 2017. A breakdown by grade is not available. These courses form a suite of learning and development opportunities within the Department for Exiting the European Union. Introduced in 2017 as part of Fast Stream policy learning,...


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