Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 11th January 2019.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to her 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 Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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:

https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/.

This money will be paid out in Supplementary Estimates 18/19 later this financial year.

This funding was not allocated specifically for planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

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