Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 19th October 2018.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Labour/Co-operative, Feltham and Heston

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to publish his Department's preparations for no deal.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

We firmly believe it is in the interests of both the EU and the UK to strike a deal. That remains the goal on both sides and we are confident that this will be achieved. However it is the job of a responsible Government to prepare for all scenarios, so we have already carried out very significant ‘no deal’ preparations for the unlikely event that we reach March 2019 without agreeing a deal

We have already published over 100 technical notices so that businesses and citizens have time to prepare in the event of a 'no deal' scenario. These are available on gov.uk in a centralised location that is easy for people to access and use.

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