Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many officials from his Department have been seconded from their primary role to make preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

BEIS has established a mobilisation plan that ensures all EU Exit work, including the possibility of no deal, receives the right level of staffing. Redeployment is underway and as of 30th January, C. 350 staff had been mobilised from their primary roles to support EU Exit work.

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