Freedom of Information Team
9 Downing Street
Our ref: DEX001244
27 June 2018
Dear Frank Church,
I refer to your request, where you asked:
I wish to see a full copy of the report titled: 'EU Exit Analysis - Cross Whitehall
The Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) confirms that it holds the
information you requested.
The Government is undertaking a wide range of analysis in support of our EU exit
negotiations and preparations. Information relevant to your request has been published by
the Exiting the European Union Select Committee. The analysis in question is provisional
and incomplete internal work. It is an information gathering exercise, analysing existing
trade relationships. On 8 March the Committee made this information available at the
The Committee has withheld from publication some information which is exempt in
accordance with section 34 of the Act. Section 34 exempts information from disclosure so
far as it is required to avoid any infringement of the privileges of the House of Commons.
This is an absolute exemption and the public interest test does not apply.
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Yours faithfully Freedom of Information Team, DExEU.