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Mike Gapes MP questions Government on EU Exit Negotiations

Mike Gapes MP (Ilford South) questioned The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the EU Exit Negotiations.

Mike Gapes (Labour/Co-operative, Ilford South): The Secretary of State claimed that progress has been made on the questions of EU citizens here and British citizens living in other EU countries. Will he confirm that British citizens living in other EU countries will maintain the protections of the European Court of Justice for the foreseeable future, whether or not we are inside the EU?

David Davis (The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union): I am not sure that I heard the hon. Gentleman correctly. Did he ask about EU citizens here or UK citizens there?

Mike Gapes (Labour/Co-operative, Ilford South): UK citizens there.

David Davis (The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union): Yes, UK citizens in the EU will of course maintain the protection of the ECJ, because by being inside the EU they will be within the ECJ’s remit.

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