Attorney General: Brexit

Attorney General written question – answered on 10th January 2019.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Attorney General, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to his Department for financial year 2018-19 for planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and how much of that funding has been spent.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

HM Treasury has already allocated over £4.2 billion of additional funding to departments and the devolved administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This includes the £1.5 billion of additional funding HM Treasury announced at Autumn Budget 2017 for 2018/19. A full breakdown of how this was allocated to departments can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, HCWS540, laid on the 13th March. This money will be paid out in Supplementary Estimates 18/19 later this financial year.

The Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers’ Departments did not require additional funding for EU Exit in 2018/19. Planning work for EU Exit is being undertaken within existing resources.

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