UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

(asked on 11th May 2021) - View Source

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members will be appointed to (1) the Partnership Council, (2) each of the 19 Specialised Committees, and (3) each of the four Working Groups established by the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement; and what plans they have to disseminate information about (a) the membership, and (b) the proceedings of those bodies.

Answered by
Lord Frost Portrait
Lord Frost
This question was answered on 25th May 2021

Each of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement’s committees is co-chaired by a representative of the UK and the EU. I am the UK co-chair of the Partnership Council. Senior officials in the relevant government departments will be the co-chairs of the Specialised Committees and Working Groups.

The UK delegation for each meeting will be decided to ensure appropriate expertise based on the agenda.

We are committed to facilitating appropriate Parliamentary scrutiny of our actions in these committees, and discussions are ongoing with the relevant Parliamentary committees. We will share draft agendas with Parliament before each Partnership Council and meetings of the Specialised Committees, and issue a statement on the proceedings before Parliament before and after each meeting of the Partnership Council.

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