Department for Exiting the European Union

We are responsible for overseeing negotiations to leave the EU and establishing the future relationship between the UK and EU.


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Secretary of State

Rt Hon Stephen Barclay MP
Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State
James Duddridge MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Exiting the European Union)
Shadow Ministers
Shadow Secretaries
Hywel Williams MP (Plaid Cymru)
Shadow PC Spokesperson (Brexit)
Rt Hon Sammy Wilson MP (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Brexit)
Rt Hon Keir Starmer MP (Labour)
Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
Shadow Ministers
Paul Blomfield MP (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

Latest News (from Department Twitter Feed)

29 Jan 2020, 9:21 a.m.
Once we've left the EU, we'll be an independent coastal state. We'll be free to make the most of new fishing opportunities in our own waters and protect our precious marine environment 🐟🌊 https://t.co/0UCjHJDuqt - Link
28 Jan 2020, 3:33 p.m.
Once we've left the EU, UK nationals can continue to live, work & study in Norway, Iceland & Liechtenstein much as they do now. Their citizens will have the same rights in the UK. Today @SteveBarclay signed the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement 🇮🇸🇱🇮🇳🇴 https://t.co/TY20uU2HQS https://t.co/feWaNupxUO - Link
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Department for Exiting the European Union Commons Appearances

Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPs

Other Commons Chamber appearances can be:
  • Urgent Questions where the Speaker has selected a question to which a Minister must reply that day
  • Adjornment Debates a 30 minute debate attended by a Minister that concludes the day in Parliament.
  • Oral Statements informing the Commons of a significant development, where backbench MP's can then question the Minister making the statement.

Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue

Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.

Most Recent Commons Appearances by Category
Date Type Title
Jan. 09 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Jan. 09 Topical Questions Topical Questions
Oct. 24 Urgent Questions Checks on Goods: Northern Ireland and Great Britain
Jan. 27 Written Statements Exiting the European Union
May. 22 Westminster Hall Leaving the EU: Extension Period Negotiations
Feb. 21 Adjournment Debate Northern Ireland Backstop: Conditional Interpretative Declaration
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Department for Exiting the European Union Legislation

Title Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-19 Ways and Means resolution: House of Commons (no debate) 25 Oct 2019, 1:24 p.m.
A has been called and Parliament is no longer sitting. The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before . This means the Bill will make no further progress. To implement, and make other provision in connection with, the agreement between the United Kingdom and the EU under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union which sets out the arrangements for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU.
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20 Ping Pong (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 22 January, 2020 23 Jan 2020, 7:50 p.m.
A Bill to implement, and make other provision in connection with, the agreement between the United Kingdom and the EU under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union which sets out the arrangements for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU.
European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 26 June, 2018 1 Oct 2019, 7:15 p.m.
A Bill to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and make other provision in connection with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU.

Petitions addressed by Department for Exiting the European Union

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
183,422
Petition Closed

Parliament must honour the Referendum result. Leave deal or no deal 29/03/19

Gov Responded - 4 Apr 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019
4 Sep 2019
closed 4 months, 3 weeks ago

The UK voted in a referendum in 2016 to Leave the EU....this wasn't dependent on a " deal" ....but rather just "Leave"
we are now demanding that all mp's honour this result .conservative and labour mp's also agreed to leave on 29/03/19...... deal or no deal as part of their gen election campaign

113,612
Petition Closed

Parliament's vote on the Brexit deal must include an option to remain in the EU.

Gov Responded - 19 Dec 2017 Debated on - 11 Jun 2018
17 May 2018
closed 1 year, 8 months ago

A lesser of two evils choice between a bad deal and no deal is not acceptable. Our country deserves better than Hobson's choice, and our MPs should be allowed to vote with their conscience to deliver what they believe is best for the country.

112,578
Petition Closed

STOP BREXIT

Gov Responded - 22 Nov 2018 Debated on - 14 Jan 2019
10 Feb 2019
closed 11 months, 3 weeks ago

It's so desperately simple. The Government's standard response to these kinds of petitions is "The British people voted to leave the EU and the government respect that decision". BUT, the government themselves DO NOT KNOW the outcome of that decision, so how can they possibly respect it???

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Department for Exiting the European Union Written Questions

Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.

Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.

Latest Written Question
Date Title Questioner
15 Jan 2020, 3:24 p.m. UK Relations with EU Geraint Davies

Question

What recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the length of the transition period on the outcome of negotiations with the EU on the future relationship between the UK and the EU.

Answer (James Duddridge)

As set out in the Political Declaration, both the UK and EU have committed to reaching an agreement on our future relationship by the end of 2020. This is in everyone’s interests.

As set out in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, we will not be extending the Implementation Period beyond 2020.



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