British Nationals Abroad and EU Nationals

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department, (c) officials in his Department and (d) other Government Ministers last met with representatives of (i) citizens of other EU member states living in the UK and (ii) UK citizens living in other EU member states to discuss their concerns over the UK leaving the EU; and when he next plans to meet representatives from these groups.

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

Ministers and officials from DExEU and other Government departments speak regularly to stakeholders from a variety of sectors, including organisations representing EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU, to understand their concerns and priorities regarding our EU exit.

DExEU Ministers have spoken at a range of community outreach events involving diaspora EU communities in the UK and organisations that represent EU citizens. Most recently, on October 4th Minister Robin Walker met with UK citizens living in Spain.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have been holding events across Member States, engaging extensively with their UK national communities.

The Home Office has established User Groups representing EU citizens to support the development of the EU Settlement Scheme, and is discussing the design of the scheme to grant status to EU citizens already resident in the UK with employers, suppliers and citizens.

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