UK Trade with EU: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered at on 24 March 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with representatives of the Northern Ireland business community on (1) the future trading arrangements with the EU, and (2) the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.

Photo of Viscount Younger of Leckie Viscount Younger of Leckie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Government is committed to engagement with the business community in Northern Ireland in relation to the Protocol and our future trading arrangements with the EU. The Secretary of State and Minister of State for Northern Ireland have had the opportunity to engage with a range of business representatives in Northern Ireland in recent weeks, and look forward to continuing positive and constructive discussions during the coming months.

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