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Devolution

Question for Department for Exiting the European Union

UIN 66656, tabled on 6 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans he has to involve the devolved administrations in negotiations on the UK leaving the EU; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

13 March 2017

We have made no decisions yet about the format of the direct negotiations with the European Union. It will be for the Prime Minister to ensure we negotiate the best possible future for the United Kingdom, representing the interests of all of its constituent parts. We have set up the Joint Ministerial Committee on EU Negotiations with the devolved administrations, which will provide oversight of negotiations with the EU.

All of the devolved administrations have outlined to the Government their priorities for our future relationship with the EU. We welcome all proposals and are committed to carefully considering the options put forward.