Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 14th June 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 Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential cost to the public purse of the UK not agreeing a deal with the EU.

Photo of Suella Braverman Suella Braverman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

We do not want or expect a no deal outcome. However, a responsible government should prepare for all potential outcomes, including the unlikely scenario in which no mutually satisfactory agreement can be reached.

The Government is undertaking a wide range of analysis and preparatory work, across a range of scenarios, that will contribute to our exit negotiations with the EU, to define our future partnership with the EU, and to inform our understanding of how EU exit will affect the UK’s domestic policies and frameworks.

DExEU is working with all departments, including HM Treasury, to make sure that our preparations for exit and our new partnership with the EU are on track.

We have been clear the Government will not provide an ongoing commentary on internal analytical work.

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