Jonathan Ashworth – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Exiting the European Union

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jonathan Ashworth on 2016-07-20.

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many staff will be employed by his Department with the remit of renegotiating trading agreements with the EU.

Mr David Jones

Britain has been at the forefront of the free trade-supporting countries in the EU for the last 40 years. The overall size and scope of the new department, including staffing and skill mix, are now under consideration. We will have the right resources in place so we can secure the best possible outcome for the UK as a whole.