Cabinet Office written question – answered on 5th December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Elystan-Morgan Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 23 November (HL Deb, col 285) that in relation to powers vested in the EU, they "would like to devolve as much as we can to the devolved Administrations", whether they will discuss fully with Scottish and Welsh Ministers those areas they are working to devolve; and whether they intend to publish a White Paper setting out such proposals.

Photo of Lord Young of Cookham Lord Young of Cookham Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

The Government has committed to working closely with the devolved administrations on common frameworks, establishing them only where they are needed and identifying areas that could be released from the temporary competence arrangement in time for exit day. These discussions are ongoing, guided by the principles agreed between the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments at the last meeting of Joint Ministerial Committee (European Negotiations).

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