Written Question on Nationality: Northern Ireland

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Date Title Questioner
17 Nov 2017, 11:29 a.m. Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer) Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer)

Question to the Home Office

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the right of UK-born nationals in Northern Ireland to choose British, or Irish nationalities, or both, after March 2019.

Answer (Baroness Williams of Trafford)

As detailed in the UK Government position paper on Northern Ireland and Ireland, the UK proposes that both the UK and the EU should formally recognise that the citizenship rights set out in the Belfast (‘Good Friday’) Agreement will continue to be upheld. The UK proposes that the Withdrawal Agreement confirms that the current substantive position is not changed as a result of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and that both parties recognise that it will remain unchanged.

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