Irish Border: Customs Arrangements

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:41 pm on 1st October 2019.

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Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Independent, Penistone and Stocksbridge 12:41 pm, 1st October 2019

The House is being asked to take it on trust that the Government have credible proposals for alternatives to the backstop, so let me put the Minister to the test in a slightly different way. Is he confident that this border that is not going to be a border will be fully developed and ready for operation, and in compliance with the Good Friday agreement, at one minute past midnight on Friday 1 November 2019?