Correspondence

Costa Amendment: Correspondence with the EU Institutions

Secretary of State Steve Barclay and European Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier have exchanged letters on ring-fencing the citizens' rights part of the Withdrawal Agreement whatever the outcome of negotiations.

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Letter to the EU Institutions

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Reply from Michel Barnier

Reply from Steve Barclay

Second reply from Michel Barnier

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In his letter, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union has sought the view of the EU institutions on ring-fencing the citizens’ rights part of the Withdrawal Agreement whatever the outcome of negotiations. This follows Parliament supporting a proposal put forward by Alberto Costa MP on this issue on 27 February 2019.

The European Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier has now replied to the Secretary of State on the issue of ring-fencing the citizens’ rights part of the Withdrawal Agreement whatever the outcome of negotiations.

Secretary of State Steve Barclay’s response to Michel Barnier’s letter, reiterating the UK’s position and expressing the desire that together our officials explore fully ring-fencing the citizens’ rights agreement in any scenario.

The European Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier has now replied to the Secretary of State again on this issue.

Published 5 March 2019
Last updated 24 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. Michel Barnier has replied to the Secretary of State again on this issue.
  2. We have added a response from Secretary of State Steve Barclay
  3. Added response from Michel Barnier
  4. First published.