Brexit: Sanitary/Phytosanitary Costs

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Finance – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:15 pm on 30th June 2020.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Declan McAleer Declan McAleer Sinn Féin 3:15 pm, 30th June 2020

The Minister will be aware that the fact that Britain is diverging from EU regulations and standards has increased the need for SPS checks at our ports and airports. Does the Minister agree that, in funding the cost of the expanded infrastructure and IT systems and controls, it would be very unfair if the financial burden was placed here, given the fact that the North voted to remain in the EU?