Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of Vincent Cable Vincent Cable Leader of the Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much of the £75 million allocated to his Department for Brexit preparations in 2018-19 and 2019-20 has been allocated to preparing for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has been allocated £35.2 million by HM Treasury for EU Exit costs for 2018-19 and an additional £3.5 million for 2019-20. Using this funding and other internal reprioritisation, we have strengthened our diplomatic network in the UK and across Europe so that it is better able to represent and promote British interests and engage with our European partners in support of a successful EU Exit. As with the rest of the civil service, the FCO is preparing for all potential outcomes, including No Deal.

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