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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit 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 Work and Pensions, how many staff in her Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to her Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 253470 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions have transferred/assigned 127 volunteers to other departments to support EU Exit related work, to date 125 have returned. The remaining 2 volunteers will continue to support another department with EU Policy related activity until June/July 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:03:53.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:03:53.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126132
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit 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 Health and Social Care, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 253461 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The number of individuals who have been transferred or seconded to work in preparations for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in other government departments is not recorded. Though we keep a record of Department of Health and Social Care members of staff who are out on loan or secondment, we do not record whether they are going to work on EU Exit. As of 23 April 2019, the Department has a total of 80 employees who are either out on loan or on secondment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:16:04.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:16:04.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126138
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Brexit 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 Justice, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 253467 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>39 Ministry of Justice staff were seconded to work in other departments since December 2018 as part of the no-deal preparations co-ordinated by Cabinet Office. At the current time, 34 staff have returned, with extensions agreed for the remaining 5 staff.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:16:33.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:16:33.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126136
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Attorney General: Brexit 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 Attorney General, how many staff of his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other Departments and (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU have since returned to his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 253465 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office had one employee who joined DExEU on loan to support work on preparations for the UK to leave the EU. The employee subsequently moved permanently to another department and will not return to the Attorney General’s Office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T08:06:53.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T08:06:53.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126130
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Transport: Brexit 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 Transport, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 253459 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department has not historically collected information about the nature of work of members of staff on loan, transfer or secondment.</p><p>Of the information that is available, as at 30th April 2019, there were 5 or fewer staff from the Department for Transport on active loan to the Department for Exiting the European Union who have since returned. However, the Department is unable to confirm the exact nature of work carried out.</p><p>Due to the small number of instances, the exact figure is being withheld, as releasing this could lead to identification of individuals.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To prepare for the UK to leave the EU, the Department has reviewed and reprioritised workforce plans. This includes identification and cessation of non-priority work where appropriate. These plans have remained flexible to respond to the resourcing needs for the Department as this has changed over time.</p><p>The Department is not able to provide a figure on how many people within DfT have changed role, or the nature of how their work has changed, as a result of the Department’s preparations to leave the EU because this is not recorded in any HR systems.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:05:23.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:05:23.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126133
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 253462 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Brexit is an all-of-government operation. The Department for Exiting the European Union is responsible for overseeing negotiations to leave the EU and establishing the future relationship between the UK and EU.</p><p>The department does not hold a central record of the posts or responsibilities occupied by its staff once transferred, loaned or seconded to another department or organisation. We are however able to confirm that in the time since 23 June 2016 there have been seven people transferred or loaned to the Department for Exiting the European Union who have subsequently returned to this department. MHCLG staff on loan to other departments in this period may have contributed to or worked on preparations for the UK to leave the EU but we are unable to confirm or supply this information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
star this property answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:06:32.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:06:32.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126563
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sick Leave more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254072 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A total of 26 employees in the department were absent due to stress-related reasons in the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and this represented less than 1 per cent of the total workforce. The proportion of sickness absence owing to stress related reasons was 6 per cent of all sickness absence for the department for the same period.</p><p>The estimated cost to the department between 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 for employees taking sickness absence, is estimated at a total of £1.1 million.</p><p>The department is committed to the health and wellbeing of all our staff, including helping them to manage stress in the workplace. It has a range of guidance and services in place to support staff including a contracted Employee Assistance Programme (Help), an Occupational Health referral service to support staff throughout their absence and return to work, and a listening and support service through a Mental Health Ambassador Network.</p><p>The department offers a proactive model of Health and wellbeing support to staff, including those engaged in emotionally challenging work, ensuring that they are provided with interventions that are tailored to both specific groups and individuals.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
star this property answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:08:07.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:08:07.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126560
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Sick Leave 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 Development, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254069 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>106 DFID employees were absent due to stress, anxiety and/or depression during the period 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2019. This represented 3.6% of DFID’s workforce and 21% of the overall sickness absence for the department during this period. The estimated cost to DFID due to sickness absence during the period 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2019 was £217,350.</p><p> </p><p>DFID is committed to the health and wellbeing of all our staff, including helping them to manage stress in the workplace. DFID offers a range of guidance and services in place to support staff, including our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), which offers telephone and face to face counselling for all staff. This service also provides a wide range of online information and advice on work/life issues. DFID’s HR teams and Occupational Health Services provide support and advice for staff and managers to ensure a successful return to work after a period of mental ill health. DFID also has a Listening Network, an informal peer staff network, to complement the help already available.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:55:41.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:55:41.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126124
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 253454 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>EU departure is an all-of-Government operation. The Department for Exiting the European Union is responsible for overseeing negotiations to leave the EU and establishing the future relationship between the UK and EU. The Department for International Trade works to secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.<strong><br></strong></p><p>Departments continually review workforce plans and reprioritise and assess changing needs, which includes identification and cessation of non-priority work where appropriate. We have accelerated our plans, and at the same time, the Civil Service as a whole is working to ensure that exit implementation is carried out to a high standard without impacting public service delivery across the whole of Government.</p><p>For Defra, information relating to all staff who have been transferred or loaned to another department since June 2016 is provided below. We are not able to confirm how many of these were related to exit roles as this information is not held.</p><p>We have interpreted the second part of the question relating to ‘other departmental briefs’ as those working on projects with or in other departments through any informal arrangement that is not a formal loan or secondment. Based on this interpretation, Defra does not hold this data and is unable to provide this information.</p><p>The information is from June 2016 – present.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Total number of staff transferred to another Government department (OGD) between June 16 – March 19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>445</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Number of staff transferred to an OGD who have since returned to Defra</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total number of staff loaned to an OGD between June 19 – March 19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>118*</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Number of staff loaned to an OGD who have since returned to Defra</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>14</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*This figure includes 30 loans where the end dates are between May 2019 and January 2022, and therefore we would not expect staff to have returned to Defra. All loans are generally for a period of two years.</p><p> </p><p>We do not use the term ‘secondment’ to refer to Civil Servants moving between departments, instead we use the term ‘loan’. Therefore we have interpreted this question to refer to those who have moved to other departments on loans.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:09:10.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:09:10.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126901
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Assistance Animals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether people travelling with assistance dogs to the EU will face disruption at EU borders at (a) train stations, (b) ports and (c) airports in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254715 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government understands that assistance dog users, who have become familiar with the benefits of using the EU Pet Travel Scheme to travel to EU Member States, are concerned about the changes that could take place when the UK leaves the EU.</p><p> </p><p>In any exit scenario owners of assistance dogs from the UK will still be able to travel to the EU with their animals. After exit we want owners of assistance dogs to be able to take their animals to the EU with the minimum of disruption.</p><p> </p><p>If the UK leaves the EU without a deal and becomes an unlisted third country under the EU Pet Travel Scheme, assistance dogs would need to be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies, as now, but would also need to undergo a blood titre test to demonstrate that their rabies vaccination has been effective.</p><p> </p><p>On 25 March 2019 Defra issued updated guidance on pet travel to Europe after Brexit, which can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-after-brexit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-after-brexit</a>. This advises of the contingency planning owners should consider to make sure their animals can travel to the EU in the scenario that the UK is not granted listed third country status under EU Pet Travel Scheme rules. The guidance advises owners to contact their vet at least four months before travelling to get the latest advice.</p><p> </p><p>Defra has submitted an application for the UK to become a listed country under the EU pet travel regulations. Should the UK become a Part 1 listed country, there would be little change to the current arrangements, with only minor changes needed for documentation and, in most cases, no change for owners from what they currently need to do in terms of their animal’s health preparation. It is now for the EU Commission to consider our application for listed status.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to work with assistance dog organisations to share the latest advice and guidance (in accessible formats) with their members. We will also work with carriers to ensure that assistance dog owners have the correct health preparation and documentation to enable them to enter the EU. When further information becomes available it will be published on GOV.UK. Email alerts on pet travel can be subscribed to at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications</a>. We will also ensure that vets who issue pet travel documents have the most up to date information.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:19:39.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:19:39.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this