North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale has questioned what provisions the Government will make if the UK leaves the EU without a deal for any pension uprating, healthcare or benefits of ex-pat UK citizens living in EU countries.
Sir Roger said he had previously sought clarification from the Prime Minister, adding: "My letter seeking a clarification of the broad brush answer awaits a response."
"This is not a matter for reciprocal arrangements, it is within the clear gift of the United Kingdom Government to look after our own people.
"Will my right honourable friend give a clear undertaking that that will be done?"
Responding to questions after delivering a statement on the Government's readiness for Brexit, Michael Gove, the cabinet minister responsible for no-deal planning, said the policy area remains "under review".
Mr Gove said in the event of a no-deal Brexit the Government was prepared to up-rate the state pension for UK citizens living abroad "for a further three years" beyond the original guarantee until the end of March 2023.
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