Scotland Office: Brexit

Scotland Office written question – answered on 8th December 2017.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much time his Department spent in compiling impact assessments and other material for the sectoral analyses it provided to the Department for Exiting the European Union; how many FTE staff hours were dedicated to that compilation; and on what date his Department started and concluded its work on that compilation.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Secretary of State for Scotland

The Government has collated over 800 pages of analysis for the committees.

As we have said before, the “58 impact assessments” requested in the motion do not exist in the form Parliament requested. We have taken time to bring together information in a way that meets Parliament’s specific ask.

With regards to how many FTE staff hours were dedicated to the compilation, the Department does not hold this information in the form requested.

The Department for Exiting the European Union has satisfied the motion passed in the House of Commons by bringing together information for these reports. The Committee on Exiting the EU voted on Wednesday 6 December that the Government’s response to the resolution of the House of 1 November has complied with the terms of that resolution.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No1 person thinks not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.