Natural Gas: UK Trade with EU

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 30th July 2019.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Liberal Democrat, Streatham

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's Guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there's no deal, what parts of the Government’s plan for trading gas with the EU in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal have been implemented.

Photo of Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Government has been working with Ofgem, the system operator and wider industry on a significant programme of work to ensure the UK will be ready for EU Exit in all scenarios, including in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. This includes amending legislation and taking regulatory decisions for cross-border gas trading. The mechanisms of cross-border trade are not expected to fundamentally change.

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