Joint Ministerial Committee

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 28th October 2019.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government who attends on their behalf meetings of the Joint Ministerial Committees with the (1) Scottish and (2) Welsh Governments.

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Attendees at meetings of the Joint Ministerial Committees (JMCs) vary depending on the meeting and agenda.

At the last meeting of JMC(Plenary) (JMC(P)) on 19 December 2018, the UK Government was represented by: the then Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May, MP, the then Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Rt Hon David Lidington MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Rt Hon Stephen Barclay MP, the then Secretary of State for Scotland, Rt Hon David Mundell MP, the Secretary of State for Wales, Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, and the then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP. The communique can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/joint-ministerial-committee-communique-19-december-2018

At the last meeting of the JMC(EU Negotiations) (JMC(EN)) the UK Government was represented by: The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP; the Minister of State for Exiting the European Union, Lord Callanan; The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office, Robin Walker MP; The Secretary of State for Scotland, Rt Hon Alister Jack MP (via teleconference); and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales, Kevin Foster MP (via teleconference). The communique can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/joint-ministerial-committee-eu-negotiations-communique-10-oct

At the last meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee (Europe) (JMC(E)) on 10 October the UK Government was represented by: Lord Callanan, Minister of State for Exiting the European Union; Robin Walker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland and Northern Ireland; Kevin Foster MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales (via teleconference); Jake Berry MP, Minister of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (via teleconference).

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