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UK Position Paper – Confidentiality and access to documents

The UK Government has published a position paper Confidentiality and access to documents .

This paper outlines the United Kingdom’s position on confidentiality and access to documents, relating to information obtained by the UK and the European Union whilst the UK was a Member State.

On the matter of confidentiality and access to documents, the Government will continue to take into full account the interests of all parts of the UK, including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as considering the priorities of the governments of Gibraltar, the other Overseas Territories and the Crown Dependencies.

Arrangements agreed with respect to confidentiality and the handling of information produced while it was a Member State should be reciprocal, affording an equivalent level of protection to the UK and the EU after the UK’s withdrawal.

Full details of the UK’s position are outlined in the paper at

Confidentiality and access to documents (pdf)

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