Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Minister of the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the UK Joint Ministerial Committee being expanded to a full Council of Ministers with responsibility for regional policy after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 10 September 2018.

The correct answer should have been:

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has regular and frequent engagement with devolved administrations across a wide range of issues where there are shared interests.

Furthermore, the UK Government recognises the need to review the existing intergovernmental structures to ensure they are fit for purpose in light of the UK’s exit from the EU. We are working closely with the devolved administrations on this review.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has regular and frequent engagement with devolved administrations across a wide range of issues where there are shared interests.

Furthermore, the UK Government recognises the need to review the existing intergovernmental structures to ensure they are fit for purpose in light of the UK’s exit from the EU. We are working closely with the devolved administrations on this review.

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