Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) communique: 9 January 2020

The communique from the meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee on EU Negotiations on 9 January 2020.

The twenty-first Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) met today at 70 Whitehall in London. The meeting was chaired by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. 

Attendees and apologies

Attending Ministers

From the UK Government:

  • The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
  • Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
  • the Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union
  • Lord Callanan
  • the Secretary of State for Scotland, Rt Hon Alister Jack MP
  • the Secretary of State for Wales, Rt Hon Simon Hart MP
  • the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Robin Walker MP
  • the Minister for the Constitution, Chloe Smith MP

From the Scottish Government:

  • The Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations, Michael Russell MSP

From the Welsh Government:

  • The Counsel General and Brexit Minister, Jeremy Miles AM

A senior official from the Northern Ireland Civil Service attended the meeting due to the continued absence of a Northern Ireland Executive.

Items and actions

The Committee discussed the UK’s exit from the EU, including preparations for the UK-EU future relationship negotiations and a forward look to post-January engagement structures.


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