EU Staff: Pensions:Written question - HL17569

Q
Asked by Lord Balfe
Asked on: 03 September 2019
Department for Exiting the European Union
EU Staff: Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to withhold any part of the money negotiated as part of the withdrawal agreement to cover the pension liabilities of present and former staff and office holders of the EU institutions in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
A
Answered by: Lord Callanan
Answered on: 27 September 2019

The original £39bn was part of the Withdrawal Agreement as negotiated. If the UK leaves without a deal, then that figure will no longer apply. In this scenario, the Government will have to determine what financial obligations the UK has to the EU. We will not simply accept the original £39bn figure in the Withdrawal Agreement.

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