Freeports: Northern Ireland

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 9 March 2023.

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Photo of Lord Kilclooney Lord Kilclooney Crossbench

To ask His Majesty's Government whether the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland is compatible with the identification of a freeport in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We are committed to extending the benefits of our Freeports programme across the UK and continue to work with stakeholders from sectors and places across Northern Ireland on how best to do so.

This is another important reason why we need to see a restored Executive.

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