Points of Entry Delays: Compensation

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:45 pm on 21st June 2021.

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Photo of Jim Allister Jim Allister Traditional Unionist Voice 2:45 pm, 21st June 2021

Does the Minister agree that the real and lasting cost of his implementation of the protocol is the distortion of trade arising from the intolerable impediments on trade within the United Kingdom and, of course, from the looming costs that have yet to land from the EU diktat that the cost of all the checks must be passed on to businesses? Have those costs even been quantified? How disastrous will they be?