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To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Defra staff (1) have been seconded to other Departments to work on the Brexit agenda, and (2) continue to be employed within Defra but are now allocated to work on Brexit preparation.
1. We currently have 8 Defra staff seconded to work on Brexit in DexEU
2. Defra is amongst those Government Departments whose work is most closely linked to and impacted by EU activity, legal frameworks and funding. The majority of policy roles within the Department will or are likely to support EU related work to some degree.