EU Exit: Release of sectoral reports to the Committee on Exiting the EU and Lords EU Committee :Written statement - HCWS277

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Department for Exiting the European Union
Made on: 28 November 2017
Made by: Mr Robin Walker (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union)
Commons

EU Exit: Release of sectoral reports to the Committee on Exiting the EU and Lords EU Committee

Following the Opposition Day debate motion on 1 November, the Government committed to making arrangements to respond to the motion which called on the Government to provide the Committee on Exiting the European Union with impact assessments arising from the sectoral analysis it has conducted with regards to the list of 58 sectors referred to in the answer of 26 June 2017 to Written Question 239.

On 27 November the Department for Exiting the European Union provided analysis covering these 58 sectors of the economy to the House of Commons Committee on Exiting the EU and the House of Lords European Union Committee. The reports were also shared with the devolved administrations on the same terms.

As the Government has previously made clear, the information requested in the motion does not exist in the form requested. During the Opposition Day debate I told the House "there has been some misunderstanding about what this sectoral analysis actually is. It is not a series of 58 impact assessments." The Secretary of State for Exiting the EU also made this clear before the House of Lords EU Committee on 31 October and to the House at DEXEU oral questions on 2 November.

The reports cover:

i. a description of each sector;

ii. the current EU regulatory regime;

iii. existing frameworks for how trade is facilitated between countries in this sector; and;

iv. sector views.

We now consider the motion of 1 November 2017 to have been satisfied.

This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: HLWS276

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