UK Trade with EU

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 23rd 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 105923 on UK Trade with EU; what cost to the public purse was incurred by developing those plans to meet those contingency scenarios.

Photo of Margot James Margot James Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

It is not possible to quantify the specific cost or time spent on contingency plans. This work is a standard part of policy development, as a responsible government prepares for all potential outcomes. As ever, we are committed to spending public money in an efficient, effective and economic manner.

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