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|5 Sep 2019, 3:18 p.m.||Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)||Greg Hands (Conservative - Chelsea and Fulham)|
Question to the Department for Exiting the European Union :
What recent assessment he has made of the efficacy of recommendations of the Alternative Arrangements Commission on arrangements on the Irish border after the UK leaves the EU.
Answered by James Duddridge - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
I welcome the report by the Alternative Arrangements Commission co-chaired by my Right Honourable Friend and I thank him for his continued engagement.
We have considered it alongside input from technical experts and businesses to inform our approach to removing the backstop and avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland in the context of negotiations on the future agreement between the UK and the EU.