UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

(asked on 13th March 2023) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what physical checks on (a) food safety, (b) animal health and (c) plant health will be necessary at Border Control Posts in Great Britain in relation to the movement of goods from Northern Ireland to Great Britain under the proposed Windsor Framework.


Answered by
Leo Docherty Portrait
Leo Docherty
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 20th March 2023

The Windsor Framework assures unfettered access for Northern Ireland's businesses to the UK market on a permanent basis, with controls applied only where strictly necessary to manage our international obligations, such as for movements of endangered species.

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