Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|18 Oct 2018, 3:48 p.m.||Home Office: Brexit||Seema Malhotra|
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to publish his Department's preparations for no deal.
Answer (Caroline Nokes)
We firmly believe it is in the interests of both the EU and the UK to strike a deal. That remains the goal on both sides and we are confident that this will be achieved. But it is the job of a responsible Government to prepare for all scenarios, so we have already carried out very significant ‘no deal’ preparations for the unlikely event that we reach March 2019 without agreeing a deal.
We have already published over 100 technical notices so that businesses and citizens have time to prepare in the event of a 'no deal' scenario. These are available on gov.uk in a centralised location that is easy for people to access and use.