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Defence and Aerospace industry

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 64336, tabled on 24 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on the defence and military aerospace industry of reaching the end of the transition period without a deal with the EU.

Answered on

3 July 2020

The United Kingdom left the EU with a deal on the 31 January 2020. We are willing to negotiate a comprehensive free trade deal and to this end have agreed an intensified talks process throughout July.

Planning for the end of the transition period is well underway – coordinated by the Cabinet Office and informed by dialogue with the defence sector.