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Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 15th October 2018.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Written Statement of 13 March 2018 on Spring Statement, HCWS540, how much of that funding she has allocated to (a) programmes, (b) administration and (c) staffing in her Department.

Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

HM Treasury has allocated over £2 billion of additional funding to departments and the Devolved Administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This breaks down as:

£412m of additional funding over the spending review period for the Department for Exiting the European Union, Department for International Trade and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office at Autumn Statement 2016.

£286m of additional funding for 17/18 (a full breakdown of which can be found in Supplementary Estimates 17/18).

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/679738/PU2137_Supplementary_estimates_web.pdf

Over £1.5bn of additional funding for 18/19. A full breakdown of which can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, HCWS540, laid on 13 March.

(https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/).

The Northern Ireland Office was allocated £0.4m for costs arising as the UK leaves the EU in the Spring Statement 2018. The final breakdown between programme and administration spend will be confirmed in the Supplementary Estimates.

All of the funding allocated to the Department has been allocated to provide additional staff resources for EU Exit preparations.

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