Department for International Development: Brexit

Department for International Development written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2019 to Question 285408 on Department for International Development: Brexit, how many staff from her Department have been placed in each Government Department to work on preparations for the UK leaving the EU.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

As at 1st October, the Department for International Development has deployed 114 employees on short term loan to other government departments to support projects related to the UK leaving the EU. DFID employees have been deployed to the following departments:

Government Department

Number of DFID Staff Deployed

Department for Exiting the European Union


Department for International Trade


Cabinet Office

Fewer than 5

Department for Health and Social Care

Fewer than 5

Borders Delivery Group (HMRC)


Border’s Supply Chain Impact Group (HMRC)


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