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Brexit: Northern Ireland

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 14th January 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on the potential effect of the Withdrawal Agreement on the Northern Ireland economy.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

I regularly meet with my predecessor, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to discuss the deal, including the new Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland, and will continue to do so.

As the Prime Minister has said, beyond the changes introduced by the Protocol, there will be no changes to GB-NI trade. Northern Ireland remains part of the UK’s customs territory.

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