Borders: Northern Ireland

(asked on 8th January 2021) - View Source

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland on the sovereignty of the UK.


Answered by
Lord True Portrait
Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
This question was answered on 22nd January 2021

The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 was approved by Parliament on 23 January 2020. It implemented the agreement between the United Kingdom and the EU under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union. It sets out the arrangements for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU including the Northern Ireland Protocol. As the Protocol itself makes clear, the UK as a whole, including Northern Ireland, has left the EU customs territory. The future of the Protocol is in the hands of the people of Northern Ireland, with Northern Ireland’s elected institutions to determine whether to extend or end its alignment provisions four years after the end of the transition period.

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Recent Documents related to Borders: Northern Ireland

1. Call for Evidence
14/06/2021 - Inquiry: Introductory inquiry into the operation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland - Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Sub-Committee
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Found: EUROPEAN AFFAIRS SUB-COMMITTEE ON THE PROTOCOL ON IRELAND/NORTHERN IRELAND  The House of Lords European Affairs

2. Letter from the Chair to the Rt Hon. Conor Burns MP regarding Market Access for Goods from African, Caribbean and Pacific ("ACP") countries dated 23 April 2020
27/04/2020 - Inquiry: Letter from the Chair to the Rt Hon. Conor Burns MP regarding Market Access for Goods from African, Caribbean and Pacific ("ACP") countries dated 23 April 2020 - European Scrutiny Committee
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Found: apply to the UK dur ing the post -exit transition period provided for in the EU/UK Withdrawal Agreement

3. Letter from the Chair to the Rt Hon. Conor Burns MP regarding EU retaliatory duties on imports from the US (Byd amendment WTO dispute) dated 23 April 2020
27/04/2020 - Inquiry: Letter from the Chair to the Rt Hon. Conor Burns MP regarding EU retaliatory duties on imports from the US (Byd amendment WTO dispute) dated 23 April 2020 - European Scrutiny Committee
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Found: Commission Delegated Regulation fiwill be binding on the UK as well as all EU Member Statesfl during the post

4. Letter from the Chair to Rt Hon. Connor Burns MP regarding Enforcement of international trade rules
30/03/2020 - Inquiry: Letter from the Chair to Rt Hon. Connor Burns MP regarding Enforcement of international trade rules - European Scrutiny Committee
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Found: agreement with the UK. We ask: whether you support the changes proposed and accept the case made by the Commission

5. Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 7 January 2020
07/01/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: withdrawal agreement to remove the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol as soon as possible. continued

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Recent Speeches related to Borders: Northern Ireland

1. European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill
08/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: access of Northern Ireland goods to Great Britain and Great British goods to Northern Ireland;(b) - Speech Link

2. Customs Tariff (Establishment) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments and Repeals) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021
19/07/2021 - General Committees

1: applies as intended and that businesses across the UK are treated fairly by VAT legislation.I would - Speech Link

3. Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland: Border Controls
04/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: posts in Northern Ireland, and (2) the suspension of inspections on goods entering Northern Ireland at the - Speech Link
2: will never guide the actions of Her Majesty’s Government. But there has been strong concern right across - Speech Link
3: friend agree that the strength of feeling in Northern Ireland is the entirely predictable consequence of - Speech Link

4. Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) Order 2021 Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2021 Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2021 Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) Order 2021 Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Recovery of Listed Assets: Code of Practice) Order 2021
26/05/2021 - General Committees

1: Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2021, the draft Proceeds of Crime Act - Speech Link
2: Act has not been fully commenced, though, in Northern Ireland. Some aspects of it—the counter-terrorist - Speech Link

5. Taxation (Post-transition Period) Bill
15/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Unfettered Access: Customs Arrangements in Northern Ireland - Speech Link
2: includes— (a) any provision of the Northern Ireland Protocol; (b) any other provision of the - Speech Link
3: publish an annual report setting out how it has made use of the powers referred to in subsection (1) - Speech Link

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