Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 22nd January 2019.

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Photo of Jo Platt Jo Platt Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to paragraph 111 of the Political Declaration Setting Out The Framework For The Future Relationship Between The European Union And The United Kingdom, published on 14 November 2018, which of the activities of the Cooperation Group the UK plans to maintain after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

The Political Declaration between the United Kingdom and the European Union reaffirms the commitment of both parties to the exchange of information on a range of threats. This includes incidents, techniques and best practice, as well as a commitment to establish a cyber-dialogue in order to ensure future cooperation as new threats, opportunities and partnerships emerge.

The exact nature of our future cooperation with the EU on this area, including in relation to Network and Information Security (NIS) Cooperation Group, will be a matter for detailed negotiations.

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