Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) communique:12 September 2019

The communique from the meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee on EU Negotiations on 12 September 2019.

The nineteenth Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) met today at 70 Whitehall in London. The meeting was chaired by the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Attendees and apologies

From the UK Government:

  • The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
  • the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union, James Duddridge MP
  • the Secretary of State for Scotland, Rt Hon Alister Jack MP
  • the Secretary of State for Wales, Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP
  • the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Robin Walker 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 developments on negotiations and exit readiness. The Committee also discussed domestic issues, including the joint work on common frameworks.


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