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Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee (23 Jan 2018)

European Union Committee: Brexit: UK-Irish relations follow-up. 3:30 pm; Room 3, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 4:05 PM) Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Office Mr Robin Walker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Travel (19 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: Taxis are booked in line with the Department’s expenses policy and are claimed via a manual expenses process. This information is not distinguishable within the central financial system. Some First Class train travel may also be claimed via manual expenses and is not included in the information below. The Department for Exiting the European Union always seeks to achieve value for...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (19 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: The Department for Exiting the European Union is undertaking a comprehensive programme of analytical work across a range of scenarios. We are examining all areas of the UK economy from a number of perspectives and seeking input from a wide range of stakeholders. As part of this, we have looked at 58 sectors of the economy, as set out in our response to the Lords EU External Affairs...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Community Transit (19 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: The Customs Future Partnership Paper published in August 2017 sets out our objectives for a future customs relationship with the EU, and the two approaches that most closely meet these objectives. The paper indicated UK membership of the CTC could form part of our potential future relationship with the EU. Having moved beyond the first phase of the negotiations, the Government looks forward...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (19 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: The Department for Exiting the European Union is working with all departments at both ministerial and official level to make sure that our preparations for our exit from and new partnership with the EU are on track. The Secretary of State continues to have regular conversations with Cabinet colleagues on all aspects of exiting the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: British Irish Chamber of Commerce (17 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: We value the input of all organisations with an interest in our future relationship with the EU. We do not routinely disclose the content of meetings between this department and external bodies. Details of Ministerial meetings are published in the Department’s Quarterly Transparency Returns, which are publicly available on GOV.UK.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (17 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: The information you have requested is not held centrally therefore we are not in a position to provide a breakdown of expertise held by particular groups of staff. The Department for Exiting the European Union is drawing together expertise from a wide range of departments where there is specific relevant knowledge. The Department has sourced a large proportion of experienced staff from...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries (16 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: EU treaty provisions state that only citizens of EU Member States are able to hold EU citizenship. Therefore, when the UK ceases to be a member of the European Union, British nationals will no longer hold EU citizenship, unless they hold dual nationality with another EU Member State. The Government is determined to get the best possible deal for UK nationals living in the EU and is...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (16 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: We are undertaking a wide range of analysis looking at the implications of UK withdrawal from the EU. The sectoral reports are a part of that. They are not exhaustive, nor are they the final say on any of these issues. The Government is examining all areas of the UK economy and seeking input from a wide range of stakeholders in order to inform our negotiations with the EU. However,...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Small Businesses (16 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: An Impact Assessment is typically an appraisal of costs and benefits of a policy intervention, published alongside new legislation or regulations. For example, the Government published an Impact Assessment alongside the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. We will continue publishing Impact Assessments to accompany legislation, where appropriate. In the Answer of 22 December 2017, I highlighted the...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Free Movement of People (12 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: Securing an early agreement to protect the rights of UK nationals in the EU and EU citizens in the UK was the first priority for these negotiations. The agreement that we have reached, set out in our Joint Report, will provide these citizens with certainty about their rights going forward and we have agreed a comprehensive deal that works in the best interests of both EU citizens and UK...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Water Supply: Northern Ireland (11 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: As the Government has made clear we are committed to avoiding a hard border and preserving North-South cooperation. We welcome the inclusion of these vital objectives in the UK EU Joint Report. Our commitment to protect North-South cooperation applies to the full range of activity, including water quality management, an agreed area of cooperation for the North South Ministerial Council.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (10 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: We are undertaking a comprehensive programme of analytical work looking at the implications of UK withdrawal from the EU. The Government is examining all areas of the UK economy and seeking input from a wide range of businesses and industry bodies in order to inform our negotiations with the EU. Our overall analytical programme of work is comprehensive, thorough and is continuously updated....

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (10 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: As part of our work preparing to make a success of our departure from the European Union, we are carrying out a wide range of analysis. Officials in DExEU and other Departments across Whitehall continue to work to provide the most up to date evidence to inform our negotiations with the EU. This work is undertaken as business as usual and so is paid for out of the Department’s budget....

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Gibraltar: Trade Agreements (9 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: As the Prime Minister has made clear and was set out in the Department for International Trade’s White Paper ‘Preparing for our future UK trade policy’, after we leave the EU the UK will operate an independent trade policy. It will be exclusively for the UK and Gibraltar to determine our future bilateral commercial and trading relationship. In terms of the UK’s and...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (9 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: Stakeholder engagement is a central element of our Department’s activities as we leave the EU. Ministers and officials from across Government have carried out extensive engagement with stakeholders, including on issues relating to citizens’ rights. We have delivered a deal on citizens’ rights that will provide EU citizens certainty about their rights going forward, and it...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (9 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: The Government is aware that the EU negotiating mandate explicitly refers to state aid and competition in the context of any future trade agreement between the EU and UK. This future relationship is subject to negotiation. While the Government cannot speculate on outcomes at this stage, any future regime will be on the principles of open markets and fair competition. As the Prime Minister...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (9 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: 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 is a fast-paced, dynamic Department at the heart of Whitehall leading on one of the biggest issues for this Government. It attracts the brightest and the best from across the Civil Service. We regularly review headcount to ensure we are...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (9 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: Ministers from across Government are speaking with stakeholders from a variety of sectors, to understand their concerns and priorities regarding our EU exit. As part of this process, we have engaged with a range of think tanks. Details of Ministerial meetings are published in the Department’s Quarterly Transparency Returns, which are publicly available on GOV.UK.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Architecture: Qualifications (8 Jan 2018)

Robin Walker: During negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, we have agreed the continued recognition of qualifications, where recognition decisions were received or where recognition procedures were ongoing before the withdrawal date. Architecture qualifications fall into scope of this agreement. On 15 December the European Council formally confirmed that sufficient progress had been made...


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