Department for Exiting the European Union: Impact Assessments

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 9th January 2018.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the time spent by officials in his Department compiling impact assessments on the UK leaving the EU; and on what date each such assessment was started.

Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

Impact Assessments, typically related to specific new primary legislation before Parliament, are narrowly defined. For example, the Government laid an impact assessment alongside the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which can be found on our website.

Civil servants conduct any Impact Assessments related to legislation as business as usual. Our broader analysis continues.

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