Northern Ireland Office: Brexit

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 9th January 2019.

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Photo of Christine Jardine Christine Jardine Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much her Department (a) has spent and (b) plans to spend in the next three months on a public information campaign to prepare people for the potential effects of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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. A cross-departmental public information campaign has been developed to help achieve this.

Over the coming weeks, my colleagues in other departments 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 dedicated web pages at

Information on the costs associated with this campaign will be released in due course as part of normal data transparency releases.

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