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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading GATT more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which countries have used GATT Article XXIV to ensure tariff-free access to their markets in each of the last ten years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harborough more like this
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Neil O'Brien more like this
star this property uin 275257 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The WTO maintains a list of all agreements that WTO Members have entered into in order to eliminate tariffs on trade between them. A full list of such agreements concluded since 1995 can be found on the Regional Trade Agreements database on the WTO website, at: <a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Frtais.wto.org%2FUI%2FPublicAllRTAListAccession.aspx&amp;data=02%7C01%7CHugo.Spink%40trade.gov.uk%7C688fee8f668649be997408d705f00b2e%7C8fa217ec33aa46fbad96dfe68006bb86%7C0%7C0%7C636984400854350843&amp;sdata=qx%2FP%2FVxI65gkIKKIpssLFFvycwzq2dC%2Fv8w82Trza8Q%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">http://rtais.wto.org/UI/PublicAllRTAListAccession.aspx</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T10:32:11.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T10:32:11.793Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil O'Brien more like this
1137871
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Exports: Import Duties more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate his Department has made of the annual gross value of tariffs that would be paid by UK businesses on exports in the event that the UK leaves the EU without an agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 275226 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains committed to leaving the EU with a deal prior to the 31st October, however should it leave without a deal, UK producers may face new tariffs on some of their exports, which importers of their products will be liable to pay. The annual gross value of these tariffs would be subject to the volume of trade that is likely to take place after exit, as well as the tariff rates applied by specific trading partners.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the current EU’s Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff rates are published by the Commission at the following website: <a href="https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32018R1602&amp;from=EN" target="_blank">https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32018R1602&amp;from=EN</a></p><p> </p><p>UK producers who export to existing preferential trading partners by virtue of existing EU free trade agreements may face these countries’ MFN tariff rates, but only where these agreements have not been successfully rolled over prior to leaving. To date, the UK has signed or agreed in principle agreements with countries that account for 63% of the UK’s trade with all the countries with which the UK is seeking continuity in the event of a potential No Deal (based on total goods and services trade - imports and exports - with the UK, according to ONS data, 2018). Work is continuing intensively on remaining agreements.</p><p> </p><p>There will be no change to the tariff rates faced by UK exporters exporting to countries with which we do not have a preferential trading agreement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T10:43:03.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T10:43:03.09Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1137568
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading EU External Trade more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which of the EU's trade agreements with third countries has the Government not yet secured agreement with those countries to roll over. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harborough more like this
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Neil O'Brien more like this
star this property uin 274643 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>In the event of the UK leaving the EU with a negotiated agreement, the UK and EU have agreed that existing international agreements would apply as they do today for the duration of the implementation period.</p><p> </p><p>Nevertheless, we have been working with our trading partners to have bilateral agreements ready in place for when we need them, whether that is after an Implementation Period or for a potential No Deal. We have signed or agreed in principle agreements with 32 countries. Total trade in 2018 between the UK and these countries accounted for 63% of the UK’s trade with all the countries with which the UK is seeking continuity in the event of a potential No Deal.<sup>1</sup> That has moved from 28% since March. A regularly updated list of agreements signed is available on GOV.UK and alongside a list of remaining agreements.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/existing-trade-agreements-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-without-a-deal/existing-trade-agreements-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-without-a-deal" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/existing-trade-agreements-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-without-a-deal/existing-trade-agreements-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-without-a-deal</a></p><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup> The figures quoted above are based on total goods and services trade (imports and exports) with the UK, according to the most recent data (ONS, 2018). They cover 65 countries that are party to 35 agreements. These are the countries covered by existing EU agreements in force in 2018. This excludes Turkey, Andorra, San Marino which are part of customs unions with the EU, and Japan, as the Economic Partnership Agreement only came into force on 1<sup>st</sup> February 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T15:58:51.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:58:51.577Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil O'Brien more like this
1137748
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Canada more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his Department has set performance targets for the increase in bilateral trade between Canada and the UK through a comprehensive free trade agreement after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 275130 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>Once the UK has left the EU, we will have the opportunity to consider how we may strengthen the UK-Canada trading relationship. We do not currently have performance targets linked to how that might be achieved through a new comprehensive free trade agreement, since our priority remains working with Canada and businesses to seek as smooth a transition of the existing trading relationship as possible as we leave the EU. This includes the transition of CETA into a UK-Canada agreement. My Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade gave an update on the status of these discussions at the International Trade Committee on 3 July.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T10:53:33.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T10:53:33.177Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1137597
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Trade with EU: Exports more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will list the 100 tariff lines on which UK exporters to the EU will face the highest tariffs in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and what the ad valorem equivalent tariff is for each of those lines. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harborough more like this
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Neil O'Brien more like this
star this property uin 274659 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>If the UK leaves the European Union without an agreement, the EU will be required to apply its MFN tariff regime to all UK exports, in compliance to WTO regulations. At the moment, the EU has not given any indication that it will modify its MFN tariff regime as a consequence of the UK leaving the EU without any agreement.</p><p> </p><p>The highest EU MFN tariff lines will be on dairy products, meat, sugar, fruits and vegetables. Further information on all the current EU’s MFN tariff rates can be found at the following website: <a href="https://madb.europa.eu/madb/euTariffs.htm" target="_blank">https://madb.europa.eu/madb/euTariffs.htm</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T15:15:44.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T15:15:44.2Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
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4679
unstar this property label Biography information for Neil O'Brien more like this
1137735
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Eggs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) animal welfare and (b) environmental standards in egg production are maintained after the UK leave the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 275100 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government shares the British public’s high regard for the environment and for animal welfare, and our current high environmental and welfare standards in egg production will continue to apply when we leave the EU. High standards and high quality are what our domestic and global customers demand, and that is what we will provide.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T15:45:24.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T15:45:24.427Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1137421
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: China and India more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with his (a) Chinese and (b) Indian counterpart on a trade deal after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 274545 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK is preparing to strengthen its trade ties with international partners, including China and India post EU-exit.</p><p> </p><p>In January 2018, the UK and China launched a Joint Trade and Investment Review to explore options to enhance their trade and investment relationship, without pre-judging outcomes. My Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade visited China five times in 2018 to discuss our ambition for a strong trade partnership.</p><p> </p><p>The UK-India Joint Trade Review, announced during the Prime Minister’s visit to India in 2016, has helped us better understand the UK-India trade relationship. In April 2018, both Prime Ministers agreed to forge a new trade partnership, to take forward recommendations from the Review. This work is being progressed through the Joint Working Group on trade which has met eight times since November 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T10:18:00.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T10:18:00.907Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1137058
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Eggs: Import Duties more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will reassess the potential merits of adding imports of eggs and egg products to the tariffs list. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 273319 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>It remains the Government’s priority to leave the EU with an agreement. If the UK leaves the EU with an agreement, the UK will enter the implementation period during which eggs and eggs products from the EU will be still subject to tariff-free access.</p><p> </p><p>If the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, the UK would implement a temporary tariff regime, which was announced on March 13<sup>th</sup> 2019. The temporary tariff is a balanced tariff policy which aims to minimise costs to business and mitigate price impacts on consumers, while also supporting UK producers as far as possible.</p><p><br> Government will continue to listen to stakeholder feedback regarding the temporary tariff, and have committed to holding a public consultation on the UK’s permanent MFN tariff policy. We welcome feedback from the egg sector to help us shape the permanent MFN policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T11:47:36.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:47:36.39Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1136026
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Trade: Credit Unions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his Department offers employees a payroll deduction service to enable staff to join a credit union; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 271331 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>I can confirm my department currently does not offer a payroll deduction service to enable staff to join a credit union. Staff can still make arrangements to contribute to a credit union via direct debit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T10:34:05.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T10:34:05.997Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1136263
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Trade: Brexit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what preparations his Department is making for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement; and how much funding has been allocated to those preparations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 272114 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Like all government departments, we have been preparing to minimise any disruption in the event of no deal for nearly three years. The Department for International Trade is putting in place a range of mitigations, which include signing trade continuity agreements with partner countries, developing a temporary tariff policy that will apply in the event of no deal and communicating relevant information to businesses.</p><p> </p><p>The Treasury has allocated over £4.2 billion of additional funding to departments and Devolved Administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This breaks down as £412m over the spending review period for the Department for Exiting the European Union, Department for International Trade and the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office (Autumn Statement 2016); £286m of additional funding for 2017/18 (a full breakdown of which can be found in Supplementary Estimates 2017/18); over £1.5 billion for 2018/19 (Supplementary Estimates 2018/19); and over £2 billion for 2019/20 (Main Estimates 2019/20).</p><p> </p><p>This funding is to cover all exit scenarios and is in addition to departmental efforts to reprioritise from business as usual toward preparations for the UK’s departure from the EU. Work on no-deal exit preparations cannot be readily separated from other EU exit work, given the significant overlap in plans in many cases.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T10:37:15.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T10:37:15.697Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this