Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (80)

Micheál Martin

Question:

80. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans for an economic impact assessment of the current withdrawal treaty on trade and other economic metrics under the auspices of his Department and agencies under his remit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44272/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

As part of a whole of Government approach, my Department continues to engage in forward planning with the other Departments involved in addressing all issues relevant to the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

While my Department is not planning to carry out an economic impact assessment of the current Withdrawal Treaty, it is however continuing to monitor the ongoing situation to ensure that both it and the Defence Forces are fully prepared to address any potential issues that might arise in the defence area as a consequence of Brexit.