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

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Photo of Stephen Gethins Stephen Gethins Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Affairs and Europe)

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Government's policy paper, Collaboration on Science and Innovation: A Future Partnership Paper, published on 6 September 2017, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on continued participation in EU and Euratom research programmes.

Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

The Secretary of State for Exiting the EU has frequent discussions with Cabinet colleagues on issues relating to UK exit and the future partnership between the UK and the EU, including collaboration with the EU on science and innovation.

Cabinet discussions are private. However, as stated in the Government’s paper, the UK will seek an ambitious science and innovation agreement with the EU that ensures the valuable research links between us continue to grow.

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