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Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol

Part of Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Conservative, Scarborough and Whitby

I am sure that we all wish to give our best wishes to my hon. Friend Simon Hoare, the Chair of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, who is making good progress following hip surgery. I hope that I will not have to deputise for him for much longer.

What discussions has the Secretary of State had with those involved in the Lough Neagh eel fishery, who face the triple challenge of an uncertain trading future with the European Union, the effect of the coronavirus on their important markets in Belgium and Holland, and the possible re-designation of the European eel under convention on international trade in endangered species regulations once we have left the European Union?