Borders: Northern Ireland

(asked on 30th October 2019) - View Source

Question to the Northern Ireland Office:

What recent discussions he has had with the Irish Government on ensuring that there is no hard border on the island of Ireland.


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Julian Smith Portrait
Julian Smith
This question was answered on 30th October 2019

I have regular discussions with the Irish Government concerning the UK's exit from the EU.

The Government is fully committed to ensuring there will be no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. The Prime Minister has negotiated a new deal which ensures that will be the case.

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Recent Documents related to Borders: Northern Ireland

1. Mr Conor McConville - written evidence
13/02/2019 - Inquiry: Implications of the EU withdrawal agreement and the backstop for Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
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Found: in response to the invitation from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee to make submissions in relation

2. Written evidence: Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) (EB62)
04/11/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: Environment Bill About NIFDA The Northern Ireland Food and Drinks Association (NIFDA) is a membership

3. Avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland in a no deal scenario
13/03/2019 - Closed organisation: Department of Trade and Industry
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Found: Avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland in a no deal scenario - GOV.UK

4. Centre for Cross Border Studies - written evidence
13/02/2019 - Inquiry: Implications of the EU withdrawal agreement and the backstop for Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
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Found: Centre for Cross Border StudiesWritten evidence submitted by the Centre for Cross Border Studies (EUW0011) Submission

5. Leaving the European Union: Impact on the Good Friday Agreement
04/10/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: negotiations particularly relating to Northern Ireland; and provides a summary of the political context

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Recent Speeches related to Borders: Northern Ireland

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18/11/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Frost) what discussions Her Majesty’s Government have had with the government of Ireland about that government’s - Speech Link
2: the implementation of this policy is for the Irish Government. Our understanding is that they plan to introduce - Speech Link
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2. Oral Answers to Questions
30/01/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: feasibility of using technology to avoid a hard border in the island of Ireland; and if she will make a statement - Speech Link
2: everyone agrees that we have to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland, and I agree with him that technology - Speech Link
3: answer. What work, studies or advice the Northern Ireland Office has sought or commissioned to examine how - Speech Link

3. Brexit: Negotiations
03/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: our new proposal is a new protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland consisting of five elements. In the - Speech Link

4. Good Friday Agreement: Impact of Brexit
11/10/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: We do not yet have any answers. Perhaps the Government will announce something in the next day or two - Speech Link

5. Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland (Democratic Consent Process) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
01/12/2020 - Grand Committee

1: elected politicians of Northern Ireland to decide whether Northern Ireland remains aligned with certain - Speech Link

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