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Northern Ireland Executive: Select Committees

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 26th February 2020.

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Photo of Simon Hoare Simon Hoare Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to paragraph 9 of Annex A to New Decade, New Approach, what role the UK Government has in determining the representatives of the Northern Ireland Executive that will attend meetings of the (a) UK-EU Specialised Committee and (b) Joint Committees.

Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

As set out in the New Decade, New Approach deal, the Government will ensure that representatives from the Northern Ireland Executive are invited to be part of the UK delegation in any meetings of the UK-EU Specialised or Joint Committees discussing Northern Ireland specific matters which are also being attended by the Irish Government as part of the European Union’s delegation.

The UK Government is continuing to work through the exact details of this arrangement and will work with the Northern Ireland Executive to define this in the proper way.

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