Secretary of State for Exiting the EU questioned

14 December 2016

The Committee on Exiting the European Union questions David Davis MP, Secretary of State for the Department on Exiting the European Union, on the UK's negotiating objectives for withdrawal from the EU.


Wednesday 14 December 2016, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

At 2.00pm

  • Rt Hon David Davis MP, Secretary of State for the Department for Exiting the European Union

Purpose of the session

The Committee focuses on the following issues:

  • What should be the UK's objectives in negotiating its future economic and political relationship with the EU, looking at both risks and opportunities?
  • What will have to be included in the negotiations to leave the EU under Article 50 and to what extent will this include provisions relating to the UK's future relationship with the EU?
  • Is there a case for the UK seeking to negotiate transitional arrangements in the event that it is unable satisfactorily to reach agreement on its future political and economic relationship before it has left the EU under Article 50?
  • Does the Government have the capacity and the appropriate structures to meet its objectives?

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