Post- Council Statement: Competitiveness Council 26th -27th September 2019

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written statement – made on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Duncan of Springbank Lord Duncan of Springbank Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The UK did not attend the Competitiveness Council in Brussels on 26th and 27th September 2019

The UK Government has decided that from 1st September until exit day, UK Ministers and officials will only attend EU meetings where the UK has a significant national interest in the outcome of the discussions.

This statement has also been made in the House of Commons: HCWS1853