Thirteenth Informal Brexit Liaison Group meeting held

20 July 2018

The thirteenth meeting of the Informal Brexit Liaison Group, set up by the House of Lords Liaison Committee in November 2016, was held on Wednesday 4 July 2018.

The Group held a discussion with Mr Steve Baker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union. Also in attendance were Mr Stewart Jackson, Special Advisor; Mr James Gerard, Head of Parliamentary team and Mr Alex Murtough, Assistant Private Secretary to Mr Baker MP.

Matters raised included an update on the outcome of the June European Council meeting; committee scrutiny of EU documents after 29 March 2019; preparations to cope with potential infrastructure requirements after March 2019, such as border and immigration officials;  plans for further Brexit based legislation and negotiations and contacts with various interested parties, including business and consumer groups and trade unions.

Several Committee Chairs updated the Group on recent and planned Brexit-related scrutiny.

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The following Committee Chairmen were present:

Baroness Garden of Frognal represented the Liberal Democrats and the Group was chaired by Lord McFall of Alcluith, Senior Deputy Speaker and Chairman of the Liaison Committee. Science and Technology Committee Chairman Lord Patel and Economic Affairs Committee Chairman Lord Forsyth of Drumlean were unable to attend.

Members of the Liaison Committee were also invited to attend. Lord Foulkes of Cumnock, Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town, and Lord Low of Dalston attended the meeting.

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