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EU Institutions

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 13th December 2018.

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Photo of Lord Bowness Lord Bowness Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of the UK's participation in (1) the European Medicines Agency, (2) the European Chemicals Agency, and (3) the European Aviation Safety Agency; and how much they estimate setting up and running replacement agencies would cost in the event of continued participation not being possible after Brexit.

Photo of Lord Callanan Lord Callanan Minister of State (Department for Exiting the European Union)

Currently, Member States do not contribute to individual agencies, but to EU budgets as a whole. It is therefore not possible to use the UK’s financing share of the whole budget to calculate our contribution to specific EU Agencies.

As set out in the Political Declaration on the Framework of the Future Relationship between the EU and the UK, we are exploring the possibility of cooperation of United Kingdom authorities with Union agencies such as the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). We will carry on working with the European Union to see on what basis and under what conditions UK participation can take place. The exact arrangements will be a matter for the next phase of negotiations.

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