Leaving the EU: Cross-border Trade

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th February 2018.

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Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 12:00 am, 7th February 2018

I thank the hon. Gentleman for his warm words. I too pay tribute to my predecessor, who I am pleased to say is recovering well at home. I know the whole House wishes him well, wishes him a speedy recovery and looks forward to welcoming him back to this Chamber.

The hon. Gentleman refers to the matter of the border. We are determined that there will be no new physical infrastructure at the border, and we will maintain things such as the common travel area, which has been in existence since well before the EU.