Chuka Umunna – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Exiting the European Union

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Chuka Umunna on 2016-09-12.

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many citizens of other EU countries work in his Department.

Mr Robin Walker

The Department for Exiting the EU now has over 200 staff in London, plus the expertise of over 120 officials in Brussels, and we are still growing rapidly. The overall size and scope of the new department, including staffing and budget, are regularly reviewed. We will ensure we are appropriately staffed to deal with the task at hand.

As a new Department we do not yet hold diversity data for all of its staff but will be collecting this in line with standard Civil Service practice.