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Northern Ireland: Devolved Government - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:11 pm on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Caine Lord Caine Conservative 3:11 pm, 28th October 2019

My noble friend has very clearly expressed the deeply held and legitimate concerns shared by a number of unionists right across this United Kingdom about aspects of the withdrawal agreement. Does the Minister believe that the prospects of restoring devolved government are improved by an agreement that places a de facto border between Great Britain and Northern Ireland? What further assurances can he give this House that the agreement will not seriously undermine and weaken the political and economic integrity of the union?