Ministerial Forum (EU Negotiations) communique: January 2019

Communique agreed at the meeting of the Ministerial Forum (EU Negotiations) on 31 January 2019. 

Attendees and apologies

From the UK Government:

  • the Minister for the Constitution, Chloe Smith MP;
  • the Parliamentary Under Secretaries of State at the Department for Exiting the EU, Robin Walker MP and Kwasi Kwarteng MP;
  • the Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service, the Rt Hon Nick Hurd MP; and
  • the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, Lucy Frazer QC MP.

From the Scottish Government:

  • the Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans, Graeme Dey MSP; and
  • the Minister for Community Safety, Ash Denham MSP.

From the Welsh Government:

  • Counsel General and Brexit Minister, Jeremy Miles AM.

In the absence of Ministers from the Northern Ireland Executive, a senior official from the Northern Ireland Civil Service, was also in attendance.

Items and actions

The principal agenda items at the meeting were:

  • an update and discussion on the UK’s exit from the EU
  • a discussion on the Future Security Partnership including internal security covering  law enforcement and criminal justice
  • civil judicial cooperation in the context of our future relationship with the EU

Ministers also noted ongoing work to review the Ministerial Forum.

Ministerial Forum: Communique: January 2019


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