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|20 Dec 2018, 12:41 p.m.||Local Government: Kent||Lord Kennedy of Southwark|
To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to Kent County Council’s preparations for a no deal Brexit.
Answer (Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth)
The preparedness of Kent County Council and all of local government will be of fundamental importance in securing the country’s successful transition as we exit the EU.
My department and its Resilience and Emergencies Division, Kent’s Local Resilience Forum, the Home Office and Border Force, the Department for Transport and Highways England, are all working together with Kent County Council to help make sure that the county is fully prepared.
The Department for Transport and Highways England are key partners in the Kent Resilience Forum’s Fennel Group on transport management, providing support, resource and funding to ensure plans are appropriate for the possible scenarios that are faced. The Borders Delivery Group is working closely with the Kent Resilience Forum and local stakeholders to help ensure that actions being undertaken are coordinated.
My department provides a range of support to all Local Authorities to help them prepare for Brexit under both ‘deal’ and ‘no deal’ scenarios. This includes the EU Exit Local Government Delivery Board where MHCLG’s Secretary of State and other ministers from across government engage with sector leaders.