To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will list all the external analysis that has been commissioned by his Department since its inception; and what amount of money was spent on each such piece.
13 September 2018
The Government is undertaking a wide range of ongoing analysis in support of our EU exit negotiations and preparations. This analysis helps define our future partnership with the EU, and informs our understanding of how EU exit will affect the UK’s domestic policies and frameworks. Ministers have a specific responsibility, which Parliament has endorsed, not to release information that would reveal our negotiating position and so the Government will not provide an ongoing commentary on analytical work that is being carried out.
Costs spent on analysis directly commissioned externally by the Department for Exiting the European Union are recorded and published under the category of consultancy spending in our Annual Report and Accounts. The Department’s Annual Report and Accounts for 2017-18 can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/727528/CCS207_CCS0618826768-1_DExEU_ARA_1718_PDF_Final_TEXT_v2__1_.pdf