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Trade Agreements

Question for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UIN 41526, tabled on 30 June 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of (a) the number of free trade and other agreements which the UK will need to renegotiate as a result of the outcome of the EU referendum and (b) the resources which will be required to renegotiate such agreements.

Answered on

5 July 2016

The Cabinet Office has established a new unit to oversee arrangements for the UK’s exit from the EU, after we have triggered Article 50. Until then, the UK remains a full member of the EU. The Government is reviewing trade policy, although the direction of future UK trade policy would be a matter for the new administration to consider once a new Prime Minister has been appointed.

Answered by

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills