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Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has conducted any impact assessments on the effect on the healthcare system in the UK of the UK leaving the EU.

Photo of Stephen Barclay Stephen Barclay Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Government is committed to ensuring leaving the European Union is a success for the health and social care sector as well as the United Kingdom as a whole.

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 through the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/628004/2017-07-12_repeal_bill_impact_assessment__1_.pdf

Civil servants conduct any Impact Assessments related to legislation as business as usual. All policy teams in my Department have conducted assessments of the implications of Brexit and continue to plan for all scenarios.

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