Ministry of Justice: Brexit

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 8th January 2019.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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 Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The Department was allocated £17.3m of funding from HMT specifically for EU-related activities, regardless of whether the UK leaves the EU with a deal or no deal.

As at November, the Department has spent £5.288m attributed to EU-related activities and has a clear plan and forecast to ensure the remaining funding is spent effectively to ensure the Department is ready for EU Exit. Such plans include ensuring the court system is prepared to cope with additional volumes and complexity of cases and for staff and judicial training.

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