Scotland, London and Brexit

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0211
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The Scottish Government has published a "Scotland's Place in Europe" document, the fundamental ask of which is for Scotland to remain a full member of the European single market and the customs union.  Will you consider publishing a similar document for London?

Answer

Answer for Scotland, London and Brexit

Answer for Scotland, London and Brexit

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have been clear that in the aftermath of Brexit, it is crucial that London retains privileged access to the single market and that London businesses can still access the skilled workforce they need to grow.  

I am engaged in monthly meetings with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, in which I am ensuring the Government fully understands the needs of London's economy in the lead up to and eventual exit from the EU.

This is a positive and useful suggestion that I will discuss further with officers.