Northern Ireland Protocol: Implementation Proposals

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:45 pm on 18th November 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Labour, Denton and Reddish 12:45 pm, 18th November 2020

Peter MacSwiney, the chief executive of a customs agency, has said there is a

“totally unacceptable level of risk” in getting the vital customs declaration service ready for 1 January and that it risks paralysing all of Northern Ireland’s trade movements. Ministers were warned in summer 2019 that industry will need a year to test, trial and implement this new system, so how can it be right, with 43 days left, that the final version has still not been delivered?