Ministry of Defence: Brexit

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 9th January 2019.

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Photo of Jamie Stone Jamie Stone Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Armed Forces), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department is spending on a public information campaign to prepare people for the potential effects of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Government has a duty to inform citizens and businesses about how leaving the EU might affect them, and to advise on the steps they may need to take to prepare for EU Exit.

We have developed a cross-Departmental public information campaign to help achieve this. Over the coming weeks, we will be using a range of channels to direct UK citizens, businesses, EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU to a dedicated area on GOV.UK at

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is working closely with the Department for Exiting the European Union and other Government Departments to take the necessary steps to ensure the country continues to operate as smoothly as possible from the day we leave. The MOD is publishing information for our personnel to ensure they remain suitably informed and are able to prepare accordingly. The MOD has incurred no direct costs in relation to this public information campaign.

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