Ministerial Forum (EU Negotiations) communique: October 2018

Communique agreed at the meeting of the Ministerial Forum (EU Negotiations) on 22 October 2018.

Attendees and apologies

From UK Government:

  • the Minister for the Constitution, Chloe Smith MP
  • the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the EU, Robin Walker MP
  • the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Sam Gyimah MP
  • the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, Michael Ellis MP

From the Scottish Government:

  • the Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans, Graeme Dey MSP
  • the Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Richard Lochhead MSP

From the Welsh Government:

  • the Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Rebecca Evans AM
  • the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM

In the absence of Ministers from the Northern Ireland Executive, Graeme Wilkinson, Director of EU Relations, Northern Ireland Civil Service, was also in attendance.

Items and actions

The four principal agenda items at the meeting were:

  • an update and discussion of the latest state of EU negotiations
  • the UK Government’s proposal for cooperative accords
  • the cooperative accord for science and innovation
  • the cooperative accord for culture and education


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