Consumers

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 12th October 2017.

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Photo of Gill Furniss Gill Furniss Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection)

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many times he has (a) invited and (b) met with consumer groups to discuss negotiations on the UK leaving the EU and their implications for consumers in the UK.

Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 11 September 2017.

The correct answer should have been:

As part of our commitment to hear from every sector and region in the UK, Ministers and officials in the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) and across government, have spoken to a range of civil society organisations, including consumer groups. Ministers and officials from DExEU and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have met organisations including Which?, Money Saving Expert, the British Retail Consortium and Citizens Advice, and as part of our programme of cross-Whitehall engagement, we have plans to host a roundtable with consumer groups. We will draw on their expertise, understand their perspectives and work with them to test and validate positions as we prepare to leave the European Union.

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Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

As part of our commitment to hear from every sector and region in the UK, Ministers and officials in the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) and across government, have spoken to a range of civil society organisations, including consumer groups. Ministers and officials from DExEU and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have met organisations including Which?, Money Saving Expert, the British Retail Consortium and Citizens Advice, and as part of our programme of cross-Whitehall engagement, we have plans to host a roundtable with consumer groups. We will draw on their expertise, understand their perspectives and work with them to test and validate positions as we prepare to leave the European Union.

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No0 people think not

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