Department of Health: Brexit

Department of Health written question – answered on 17th October 2017.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of the Civil Service workforce in his Department dedicated to planning for (a) the UK leaving the EU and (b) projects relating to the UK leaving the EU.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

European Union Exit is an all-of-government operation. The Department for Exiting the European Union is doing detailed work with departments to prepare for the upcoming negotiations by understanding the risks and opportunities of leaving the EU and coordinating planning.

A central team within the Global and Public Health Directorate coordinates the provision of advice to Ministers on EU Exit and exit-related issues. All affected policy teams within the Department are involved with this work and they are assessing the implications of the United Kingdom leaving the EU on their policy area.

Given the interactions between EU exit work and the Department’s other priorities, it would not be possible to give an accurate figure.

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