The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Rt Hon David Davis MP, has written to the Lords EU Committee to summarise the outcome of the second round of Brexit negotiations.
This letter is part of the EU Committee's ongoing scrutiny of the withdrawal negotiations, which has involved two public meetings with the Secretary of State, and continuing correspondence. Mr Davis repeats his offer to appear again before the Committee in October, though he does not respond in terms to the Committee's request that he, or a departmental colleague, should appear in September.
As for the negotiations, Mr Davis' letter outlines progress so far on the key withdrawal issues. He describes 'three days of constructive and substantive discussions' on citizens' rights, while acknowledging continuing differences in specific areas.
On the financial settlement, Mr Davis says negotiations focused on 'exploring the EU position paper'. He also outlines initial discussions on issues affecting Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The EU Committee has published detailed reports on all three key withdrawal issues.
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