UK Trade with EU

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the concept of parity of esteem as outlined in the Belfast Agreement 1998 applies to security service personnel who have a residence outside Northern Ireland but who have been resident in Northern Ireland for a period in the past.

Photo of Lord Lester of Herne Hill Lord Lester of Herne Hill Liberal Democrat

Her Majesty's Government whether they have evaluated the potential effects on small businesses of losing access to the Excise, Movement and Control System.

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Her Majesty's Government whether they have evaluated the potential impact on small businesses of losing access to the Excise, Movement and Control System.

Photo of Lord Lester of Herne Hill Lord Lester of Herne Hill Liberal Democrat

Her Majesty's Government whether they intend that UK exporters will continue to have access to the Excise, Movement and Control System following Brexit; and if not, what system they intend to introduce to replace it.

Photo of Lord Lester of Herne Hill Lord Lester of Herne Hill Liberal Democrat

Her Majesty's Government whether they have evaluated the potential effects on small businesses of losing access to the Excise, Movement and Control System.

Photo of Lord Lester of Herne Hill Lord Lester of Herne Hill Liberal Democrat

Her Majesty's Government whether they have evaluated the potential impact on small businesses of losing access to the Excise, Movement and Control System.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

As negotiations on the terms of the UK’s exit from and future relationship with the EU have only just begun, no decisions or evaluations have been made about the continuing use of the Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS).

HMRC are engaging closely with UK businesses and will consider any concerns they raise.

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