Department for Education: Brexit

Department for Education 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 Education, whether he plans to publish his Department's preparations for no deal.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education)

It is in the interests of both the EU and the UK to strike a deal and this remains the goal on both sides. We are confident that this will be achieved.

It is the job of a responsible government to prepare for all scenarios. 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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