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Armed Forces

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 17th January 2019.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the military planners sent to Departments to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a deal are answerable to the Ministers of those Departments.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

Military planners have been seconded from the Ministry of Defence to other government departments to assist those departments with planning and coordination activity in preparation for the UK leaving the EU. While, these planners will remain under the full command of their Ministry of Defence single service chiefs during their secondment, the tasks that they will undertake while seconded will be directed by the host department, and will be based on that department's needs as overseen by Ministers.

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