Borders: Northern Ireland

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the speech by the Prime Minister on 20 July 2018 in Belfast, what assessment they have made of whether there may be technological solutions to issues relating to the Irish border after Brexit.

Photo of Lord Callanan Lord Callanan Minister of State (Department for Exiting the European Union)

The Prime Minister in her 5 February speech in Belfast reaffirmed the UK Government commitment to delivering a Brexit that ensures no return to a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, including any physical infrastructure. While technology could play a part in this, and alternative arrangements are being looked at, these must be ones that can be made to work for the particular circumstances of Northern Ireland.

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