Brexit:Written question - 71429

Q
(Cambridge)
Asked on: 20 April 2017
Department for Exiting the European Union
Brexit
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what progress his Department has made in securing a reciprocal agreement with the EU that guarantees existing rights of (a) EU nationals in the UK and (b) UK nationals in the EU after the UK has left the EU.
A
Answered by: Mr Robin Walker
Answered on: 27 April 2017

The Government has been clear that we should always put citizens first. This was reflected in the Prime Minister’s letter to the President of the European Council confirming the Government’s decision to invoke Article 50. We want to strike an early agreement about the rights of EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals in the EU and we would have been happy to do so in advance of negotiations. We will look to prioritise these issues as soon as negotiations begin.

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