Department for Exiting the European Union: Secondment

Department for Education written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to second a portion of its workforce to the Department for Exiting the European Union over the next six weeks.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of staff from his Department that will be seconded to the Department for Exiting the European Union to prepare for UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education)

The Civil Service is focused on delivering the government’s most pressing priorities, so it is only sensible that we make use of the resources and expertise we have available to make sure that the UK is prepared for all Brexit scenarios on exit day. This includes departments sharing staff and working together on joint projects.

As part of the co-ordinated exercise, the department will second staff mostly to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and HM Revenue and Customs. The actual numbers are yet to be determined.

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