Brexit: Negotiations - Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:23 pm on 20th November 2018.

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Photo of Lord Forsyth of Drumlean Lord Forsyth of Drumlean Chair, Economic Affairs Committee, Chair, Finance Bill Sub-Committee 5:23 pm, 20th November 2018

I am most grateful to my noble friend. Just going back to the point about the position of Northern Ireland, given that the backstop in the agreement provides for a different regulatory regime in Northern Ireland, why is this not creating a border down the Irish Sea?