To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of civil servants working full-time for two days on meetings related to a compromise plan for exiting the European Union.
Civil servants from across Whitehall are working on a variety of projects and policy areas to support the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.
The Department does not hold information on the costs borne by other departments and therefore is unable to provide this information.
Further to this, it should be noted that the Department does not record expenditure on specific activities; it records expenditure on a functional basis. It is, therefore, not possible for the Department to attribute staff costs to specific projects or activities.