Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Northern Ireland

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 19th October 2018.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have visited the Irish border in the last 12 months; when those visits took place; and how long they spent at the border in each of those visits.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Government Whip

The Secretary of State visited Northern Ireland on 28 and 29 September 2017 and has had many meetings with politicians and stakeholders from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Data on visits by officials to the Irish border is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

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