The Chief Minister has led an extensive programme of engagement to raise awareness of the Island's position including quarterly meetings with Robin Walker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for exiting the European Union; Rt. Hon Sir Oliver Heald QC, Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice (the Government Department with responsibility for the Crown Dependencies); and Mark Garnier MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade.
Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK meets with Robin Walker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at DExEU .
The Chief Minister has also given evidence to the House of Lords EU Select Committee which has published a report entitled 'Brexit: the Crown Dependencies' (23 March 2017). The House of Commons Justice Select Committee visited the Isle of Man in January 2017, as part of their inquiry into the implications of Brexit for the Crown Dependencies. The Justice Committee’s report was published on 28 March 2017. The Isle of Man Government has also made written contributions to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committeeand the Justice Committee’s inquiries into the effects of Brexit. These submissions and reports can be found on the downloadable documents section of this webpage.
Officers from the Isle of Man Government continue to work with relevant officials from across the UK Government to set out the Isle of Man’s priorities and discuss the implications of withdrawal for the Island. This work will help to inform the UK’s negotiating position but is also essential in building contacts with the people who will be involved in the negotiations so that they are clear about the Island’s issues and priorities.