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Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (26 Oct 2017)

Exiting the European Union: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. 1:00 pm; The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Steve Baker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union Robin Walker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit: British Nationals Abroad (20 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: Throughout the process of the negotiations we have sought to understand the unique challenges of our UK nationals already living in the EU. Ministers from the Department for Exiting the European Union have met delegates from groups representing UK nationals in the EU, to hear their views and concerns. Our Embassies and Ambassadors in the remaining EU27 have also engaged extensively with their...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit: Young People (20 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: We are taking a cross-Whitehall approach to engagement and working closely with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport to ensure that we speak to stakeholders who represent a range of groups and opinions. The Government continues to listen to the voices of young people as negotiations progress. Ministers and officials from the Department for Exiting the EU have worked with...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: UK Relations With EU (20 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: The Department has held numerous meetings with representatives from the business community since the Referendum in June last year. This has included over 300 individual meetings, roundtables and other types of engagement with all sectors of the economy and in every region of the UK. The insight and analysis provided as a result of this close dialogue is incredibly valuable in supporting the...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: UK relations with EU (19 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: We will pursue a deep and special partnership with the EU taking in both economic and security cooperation. As a priority we will seek a bold and ambitious Free Trade Agreement that is of greater scope and ambition than any such existing agreement. As we have made clear in our future partnership paper, we believe the UK and EU should continue to consult each other on foreign and security...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Higher Education: EU Countries (17 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: The UK has been clear from the start that we want to make sure that the livelihoods of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU will be protected after the UK leaves the EU. In citizens’ rights negotiations on professional qualifications, we have reached agreement with the Commission on the status of recognition decisions obtained by frontier workers and citizens who are...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Research (17 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: We have been clear from the start that the Scottish Government should be fully engaged in our exit from the EU. The UK Government’s paper, Collaboration on Science and Innovation: A Future Partnership Paper, provides a basis for further discussion, including with the Scottish Government, on the future partnership the UK wants to build with the EU. This includes any future participation...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Horizon 2020 (17 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: Collaboration on research and innovation is mutually beneficial to the UK and the EU. The UK will look to establish an ambitious agreement on science and innovation with the EU that ensures the valuable research links between us continue to grow. This, as well as any continued participation in Horizon 2020 during an implementation period, will form part of wider negotiations as the UK exits...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Science (17 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: As the UK prepares to exit the European Union, the Secretary of State has regular engagement with both EU and Non-EU partners on a range of issues relating to international collaboration on science and innovation. As set out in our paper, as the UK leaves the EU, one of our core objectives is to continue to collaborate with European partners on major science, research, and technology...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: UK Membership of EU (17 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: As the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union said when he addressed the House on 7th September, there is agreement that when we leave the EU, the European Economic Area Agreement will no longer operate in respect of the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Children: Protection (17 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: The UK works with other EU Member States through a range of EU tools and measures that help facilitate cross border cooperation in the area of law enforcement and criminal justice to help safeguard children and young people, among others. It will be in the mutual interest of the UK and the EU to agree new arrangements that enable continued cooperation across a wide range of these structures...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: British National (Overseas): EU Countries (17 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: The purpose of the citizens' rights deal is to clarify the future status and rights of EU citizens exercising free movement rights in the UK, and of UK nationals exercising free movement rights in the EU at a specified date. UK nationals' includes British citizens, British subjects with the right of abode in the UK, and British Overseas Territories Citizens who acquire citizenship from a...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: UK Trade with EU (17 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: The UK Government is negotiating on behalf of the United Kingdom and we are committed to getting a deal that works for the whole country. The UK Government will work closely with the devolved administrations, as well as the governments of Gibraltar, the other Overseas Territories and the Crown Dependencies on the detail of proposals for continuity in the availability of goods, to ensure their...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Equipment: Manufacturing Industries (17 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: We fully recognise the importance of the UK’s machinery sector. The Government’s objective remains to secure trade with Europe that is tariff-free and as frictionless as possible in all sectors, including in heavy machinery. We will pursue an ambitious and comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU to achieve this. This includes zero tariffs on trade in goods and minimising...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Chief Scientific Advisers (16 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: The Department for Exiting the European Union is committed to ensuring that we access the very best scientific expertise. We have actively considered the best way of achieving this and have appointed Chris Jones, Director for Justice Security and Migration (JSM) as Chief Scientific Adviser. We have taken the decision to appoint a Chief Scientific Advisor to ensure that departmental decisions...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Research (16 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: We are speaking to a wide range of stakeholders to establish their priorities and understand their concerns. These discussions will and have informed our negotiating position, and we stand ready to discuss it with our EU partners at any stage. Internationally, the UK Government actively engages with stakeholders at all levels. Our Ministers and officials are regular participants in EU and...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Research (16 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: We have pursued a wide-ranging programme of engagement, with both business and civil society stakeholders, since the Department was created, in order to hear and understand concerns. As part of this, we’ve met a number of higher education institutions and groups, including Universities from Scotland and across the UK. I recently visited the University of Dundee alongside Lord Ian...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (16 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: As set out in the Collaboration on Science and Innovation: Future Partnership Paper, the UK will look to build on its unique relationship with the EU and establish an agreement on science and innovation that ensures the valuable research links between us continue to grow. This will deliver shared UK and European prosperity, and social, environmental and health benefits. The UK would like to...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Personal Records: Data Protection (16 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: As we leave the EU, we will bring an end to the direct jurisdiction of the CJEU. Of course the CJEU will continue to interpret EU law and to be the ultimate arbiter of EU law within the European Union, just as our domestic courts will interpret UK law and the UK Supreme Court will be the highest court in the UK. We will respect the internal judicial processes of the EU just as we respect the...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Cancer: Research (16 Oct 2017)

Robin Walker: To retain the UK’s position as a world leader in research and innovation we recognise that the UK needs to continue to attract the brightest and best with high level skills who can support the research and innovation sector. On 6 September the government published Collaboration on science and innovation - a future partnership paper, which is intended to start a full and open discussion...


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