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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 29th November 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Jones of Whitchurch Baroness Jones of Whitchurch Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

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.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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.

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