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Department for Exiting the European Union
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Department overview
Formed 14 July 2016
Jurisdiction United Kingdom
Headquarters "9 Downing Street, London, England[1]
Minister responsible
Department executive
Website Official website

The Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU)[1] is the "government department of the "United Kingdom responsible for overseeing negotiations relating to the "United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union and establishing the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the EU.[1] It was formed by the Prime Minister, "Theresa May, in July 2016, in the wake of the "referendum vote to leave the European Union.[2]

The department was formed by combining staff from the "Cabinet Office’s Europe Unit, the Europe Directorate of the "Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the United Kingdom’s "Permanent Representation to the EU, and may take on staff from other government departments as necessary.[3] The department is overseen by the "Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, "David Davis MP.

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Ministers[edit]

The Ministers in the Department for Exiting the European Union are as follows:[4][5]

Minister Rank Portfolio
""Official portrait of Mr David Davis crop 3.jpg "David Davis MP "Secretary of State "Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
"Lord Callanan "Minister of State
  • Departmental business in the Lords, including the Repeal Bill
  • Overseeing ongoing EU business
  • Attending General Affairs Council
  • Chairing the Joint Ministerial Committee on Europe
  • Engagement with the civil society sector[6]
""Official portrait of Mr Steve Baker crop 3.jpg "Steve Baker MP "Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
  • Policy and delivery coordination across Whitehall to prepare the UK for exit
  • Parliamentary strategy for exiting the European Union, including the Repeal Bill
  • Contingency planning
  • Engagement with the "English Regions[7]
""Official portrait of Mr Robin Walker crop 3.jpg "Robin Walker MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

The "Permanent Secretary at the Department for Exiting the European Union was "Oliver Robbins. In September 2017, Robbins left the Department as the prime minister appointed him the EU adviser in the Cabinet Office.[9] In October 2017, "Philip Rycroft was appointed the new Permanent Secretary,[10] having previously been the Department's Second Permanent Secretary.

Staff[edit]

In March 2017 Robbins stated the Department had 322 full time equivalent posts, of which a quarter had been recruited from outside the civil service.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Department for Exiting the European Union". GOV.UK. 3 August 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Theresa May signals Whitehall rejig with two new Cabinet posts". Civil Service World. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Machinery of Government Changes:Written statement - HCWS94". Hansard. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Full list of new ministerial and government appointments: July 2016". GOV.UK. Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Department for Exiting the European Union". GOV.UK. Retrieved 2017-10-13. 
  6. ^ "Minister of State". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 13 October 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "Parliamentary Under Secretary of State". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 13 October 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "Parliamentary Under Secretary of State". GOV.UK. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  9. ^ Johnstone, Richard (18 September 2017). "Oliver Robbins leaves DExEU to lead cross-government Brexit coordination in Number 10". Civil Service World. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  10. ^ "Philip Rycroft". GOV.UK. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  11. ^ Johnstone, Richard (16 March 2017). "One in four DExEU staff recruited from outside the civil service". Civil Service World. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 

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