Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Ceisteanna (195)

Lisa Chambers


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]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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.