UK Membership of EU: Referendums:Written question - 33397

(Bristol North West)
Asked on: 11 April 2016
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
UK Membership of EU: Referendums
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2016 to Question 27866, whether all other EEA members would be required to agree to the UK retaining membership of the EEA on a basis other than that which applies to Norway.
Answered by: Anna Soubry
Answered on: 19 April 2016

If the UK left the EU and sought to retain its membership of the EEA, as the UK would be changing its relationship with the EEA, the EEA Agreement would need to be modified. This would require the unanimous agreement of all EEA members.

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