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Question for Department for Exiting the European Union

UIN 908407, tabled on 23 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what priority he plans to accord to the future status of EU nationals in the UK during negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

Answered on

26 January 2017

The Prime Minister was clear in her speech that she wants to guarantee the status of EU citizens already in Britain, and our nationals in the EU, as early as she can. She told other EU leaders that we could give people the certainty they want straight away, and reach such a deal now. Resolving this challenge as soon as possible is the right and fair thing to do. Other EU leaders recognise the importance of reaching a reciprocal deal. This includes the Polish Prime Minister Szydlo who discussed this with the Prime Minister in November.

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