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Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that a no-deal Brexit could have on (1) the UK digital technology and robotics industry, and (2) operations at UK ports.

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

This government has been clear that we do not want or expect a ‘no deal’ scenario. Delivering the settlement negotiated with the EU remains our top priority and is the best way of avoiding a no deal scenario. This has not changed.

As part of contingency planning, Government has been discussing the potential impact of the UK leaving the EU with key stakeholders in the UK digital technology and robotics industry and at key border locations including ports. As a result, a ‘Partnership Pack’ has been issued to provide a guide to processes and procedures that are likely to apply to cross-border activity between the UK and the EU in a no deal scenario.

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