Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (195)

Lisa Chambers

Question:

195. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has formally met with his UK counterpart to discuss Brexit and its impact on east-west trade reciprocal arrangements and all other Brexit-related matters that fall within the remit of his Department; the number of times they have formally met to discuss Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51885/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I have not met with the UK Secretary of State for Education since my recent appointment as Minister for Education and Skills.  I understand that my predecessor has had such a meeting and that the Ministers of State at my Department have also engaged with their UK counterparts.

It is a priority for me to engage fully with Brexit matters and I hope to arrange a meeting with the Secretary of State at the earliest opportunity to discuss education cooperation matters.