Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 2nd October 2019.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many civil servants in his Department were actively working on preparations for (a) no deal and (b) a deal with the EU as of 26 September 2019.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Chair, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Commons) , The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

The Department continues to recruit talent from across the civil service, the wider public sector and the private sector. The Department for Exiting the European Union has over 700 staff working with other government departments on all aspects of EU Exit work. There is no specific division between the various aspects of EU Exit work as there is necessary overlap to support all the objectives of the Department.

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