Freeports: Northern Ireland

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 2nd November 2021.

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Photo of Lord Kilclooney Lord Kilclooney Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to identify a freeport in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Lord Greenhalgh Lord Greenhalgh The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

We are working with the Northern Ireland Executive to ensure a suitable model for a Freeport in Northern Ireland is developed.  We need to ensure we meet our legal international obligations in Northern Ireland, and it is appropriate that we take our time to ensure that the Freeports model for Northern Ireland meets these obligations whilst delivering for the ports, businesses and communities in Northern Ireland.

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