Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) communique: 21 May 2020

The communique from the meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee on EU Negotiations on 21 May 2020.

The twenty-third Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) met today via video-conference. The meeting was chaired by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Attendees and apologies

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 for the Constitution, Chloe Smith MP and Sherpa, Prime Minister's Europe Adviser and Chief Negotiator of Task Force Europe, David Frost.

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:

  • Rt Hon First Minister, Arlene Foster MLA
  • deputy First Minister, Michelle O’Neill MLA
  • Junior Minister Gordon Lyons MLA and Junior Minister Declan Kearney MLA

Items and actions

The Committee discussed ongoing negotiations relating to the future EU-UK free trade agreement and wider relationship, preparedness for the end of the transition period and an update on the Intergovernmental Relations Review.

Joint Ministerial Committee 21 May 2020 Communique


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