Customs: Northern Ireland

Treasury written question – answered on 11th January 2021.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many words are in the most recent assessment prepared by HMRC on the security and infrastructure that would be required solely for customs purposes on the Ireland/UK land border in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a trade deal.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

As a consequence of the Northern Ireland Protocol, there is no requirement for any new security or infrastructure in respect of the Ireland/UK land border. Goods in Northern Ireland can move freely from and into Ireland and the rest of the EU without any customs checks or controls.

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