Scotland Office: Brexit

Scotland Office written question – answered on 9th February 2018.

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Photo of Hywel Williams Hywel Williams Shadow PC Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Brexit), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Shadow PC Spokesperson (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department plans to spend on projects relating to the UK leaving the EU in the next five years; and if he will list the projects to which that funding has been assigned.

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

HM Treasury has allocated £141,000 to the Scotland Office to provide additional resources to deal with preparations for EU exit including policy support and specialist legal advice.

At Autumn Budget 2017, HM Treasury made another £3 billion of additional funding available over 18/19 and 19/20 – £1.5 billion in each year. We are currently working with HM Treasury to determine our allocation for 18/19 with the aim to agree this soon.

Departmental allocations for 19/20 will be agreed later on in the year and decisions on funding in 20/21 and beyond will be decided at the next Spending Review. This is because requirements in these years will be heavily affected by what is agreed in our negotiations with the EU.

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