Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) communique: 3 December 2020

The twenty-seventh Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) met on 3 December 2020.

Attendees and apologies

 The meeting was chaired by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

The attending Ministers were:

From the UK Government:

  • The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
  • 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
  • The Paymaster General, Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP
  • The Minister of State for Constitution and Devolution, Chloe Smith 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
  • Deputy First Minister, Michelle O’Neill MLA
  • Junior Minister Gordon Lyons MLA
  • Junior Minister Declan Kearney MLA

Items and actions

The Committee discussed the latest developments in the UK-EU negotiations, arrangements for the end of the Transition Period, the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol and legislation. The Committee also discussed progress on Common Frameworks, the UK Internal Market Bill, plans for future engagement and the review of intergovernmental relations.


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