Joint Ministerial Committee

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 28th September 2017.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Labour/Co-operative, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and which meetings of the Joint Ministerial Committee and its sub-committees at both (a) Ministerial and (b) official level have been convened to discuss the UK leaving the EU in which the Welsh Government has been involved since the referendum on the UK leaving the EU, in June 2016.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office

Meetings of the Joint Ministerial Committee and its sub-committees have taken place on the following dates since June 2016:

(a) JMC(EU Negotiations) met 9 November 2016, 7 December 2016, 19 January 2017 and 8 February 2017. We anticipate the next meeting of JMC(EN) will take place in the autumn. The UK’s exit from the EU was also discussed at sessions of JMC (Plenary) on 24 October 2016 and 30 January 2017.

(b) JMC(EU Negotiations) Officials meetings took place on 16 September 2016, 25 October 2016, 7 November 2016, 17 November 2016, 28 November 2016, 12 December 2016 and 21 December 2016 and on 10 January 2017, 17 January 2017, 31 January 2017, 6 February 2017 and 15 February 2017. Meetings of JMC Officials took place on 27 September 2016, 10 October 2016, 17 October 2016, 21 October 2016 and 25 November 2016 and on 6 January 2017 and 23 January 2017. The next meeting of JMC Officials is scheduled for 8 September 2017.

JMC(Europe) and JMC (Europe) Officials have continued to meet during this period to discuss business as usual.

In addition, officials from all administrations meet regularly in a variety of other formats.

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