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To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have committed to abandon the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland; and if so, why this has not happened.
To ask His Majesty's Government whether the agreement between the UK and the EU regarding sharing live data on trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, announced on 9 January, gives the EU access to UK IT systems; if so, whether this includes access to sensitive UK economic and commercial information; and if so, what are their reasons for providing such access.
To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the UK–EU Withdrawal Agreement and the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland have undermined the union between Great Britain and Northern Ireland; and if they have made no such assessment, why not.
Entered the House of Lords in 1990
Party was Conservative until 28 May 2004; Conservative Independent until 6 Jan 2007; UKIP until 29 Oct 2019