Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) communique: 29 December 2020

The twenty-eighth Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) met on 29 December 2020.

Attendees and apologies

From the UK Government:

  • The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (chair)
  • The Secretary of State for Scotland, Rt Hon Alister Jack MP
  • The Secretary of State for Wales, Rt Hon Simon Hart MP
  • The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP
  • Paymaster General, Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP

From the Scottish Government:

  • The Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs, Michael Russell MSP
  • The Minister for Europe and International Development, Jenny Gilruth MSP

From the Welsh Government:

  • The Counsel General and Minister for European Transition, Jeremy Miles MS

From the Northern Ireland Executive:

  • First Minister, Rt Hon Arlene Foster MLA
  • Ceputy First Minister, Michelle O’Neill MLA

Items and actions

The Committee discussed the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement and its implementation, including on readiness, Northern Ireland Protocol and on legislation.

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