Debates between Lord Clark of Windermere and Lord Russell of Liverpool during the 2019 Parliament

UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement

Debate between Lord Clark of Windermere and Lord Russell of Liverpool
Thursday 10th December 2020

(1 year, 6 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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Lord Russell of Liverpool Portrait The Deputy Speaker (Lord Russell of Liverpool) (CB)
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The noble Lord, Lord Bird, has withdrawn, so I call the noble Lord, Lord Clark of Windermere.

Lord Clark of Windermere Portrait Lord Clark of Windermere (Lab) [V]
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My Lords, all Members of the House are aware that the Isle of Man lies half way between the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, yet it has never been a member of the European Union in its own right and is not included in the UK membership of the EU. That relationship is dependent upon protocol 3 of the UK’s Act of accession. That protocol also allows the island to be part of the European Union customs area. Will the Minister double check—or indeed treble check—that the interests of the Isle of Man are covered by and included in this agreement?