As the UK heads towards exiting the EU, there are a huge range of matters to be negotiated and finalised across the full spectrum of policy issues.

One of the many very important areas for consideration is our continued co-operation with the EU and member states on a multitude of critical defence and security matters.

At yesterday’s defence questions in the Commons, Martin Whitfield MP asked Ministers what steps the Government is taking on this issue, including when the Secretary of State plans to meet with Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative.

Speaking after his question, Martin Whitfield MP said:

“The future of our co-operation with the EU on defence and security matters is of critical importance but has not always received the level of consideration and scrutiny it deserves. 

“I was pleased to get this question on future co-operation on the record and help to see that Ministers are doing everything possible to ensure that after our departure from the EU we continue to be involved in decisions about important defence and security matters which affect the whole of Europe.”