UK Membership of EU

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 12th January 2016.

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Photo of Pat Glass Pat Glass Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had in the Council of the EU as part of negotiations on the UK's membership of the EU on free movement of people in the EU and access to in-work benefits.

Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The Government is negotiating reform of the EU and a new relationship for Britain with the EU to fix the aspects of our membership that cause so much frustration in Britain. Following a substantive and constructive discussion at the December European Council, Member States agreed to work toward ‘mutually satisfactory solutions’ at the February European Council.

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