Brexit: Northern Ireland

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Lord Empey Lord Empey UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they undertook in regard to Northern Ireland's interests before finalising the latest the EU Withdrawal Agreement.

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

The department has engaged extensively with representatives of businesses, industry groups and trade unions from Northern Ireland. This includes through the government’s Alternative Arrangements Business Advisory Group and Technical Advisory Group. Ministers are continuing to engage with representatives from all sectors of the Northern Ireland economy.

We also liaised extensively with Northern Ireland Civil Service and the Police Service of Northern Ireland as we developed the UK’s negotiating position on the NI border.

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