Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2467)

Robert Troy


2467. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of times he has met his UK counterpart since becoming Minister in pre-arranged meetings. [33945/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I have met my UK counterpart, Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling, on three occasions over the past 2 years.

The most recent meeting of 8 November was Brexit related and the parameters of the discussion were clearly communicated to the Secretary of State in advance, in particular the need to fully respect the mandate of the EU’s Chief Negotiator in negotiating for the EU 27 and that the discussion could not stray into the area of negotiations.