Wales Office: Brexit

Wales Office written question – answered on 10th January 2019.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, 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 Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

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:

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.

Work to prepare for a successful EU exit is a key priority for the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales. The Office holds no estimate of what it has spent on no deal exit preparations which can be readily separated from other EU exit and devolution work.

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