Ministry of Defence: Brexit

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 30th October 2017.

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Photo of Stella Creasy Stella Creasy Labour/Co-operative, Walthamstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contingency funding his Department has allocated in relation to the Government's negotiations on the UK leaving the EU for the (a) current, (b) 2018-19 and (c) 2019-20 financial year.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funding his Department has set aside for contingencies relating to the UK leaving the EU in the (a) current and (b) 2018-19 financial year.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence has worked closely across Government to identify costs that would arise from any necessary contingency action. These costs have been scoped but the Department has not yet needed to commit any expenditure.

The evolution and complexity of the challenges facing us require the UK and EU to continue to collaborate closely in foreign policy, defence and development - to uphold and project our shared values, combat our shared threats, and promote our mutual prosperity.

The Government therefore remains confident a deal will be struck and this funding will not be required.

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