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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Borders: Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent steps he has taken with the European Commission to ensure that there is not a hard border on the island of Ireland in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
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Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union has regularly met with the EU Commission to discuss preparations for leaving the EU.</p><p>The Government has been clear that the unique social, political and economic circumstances of Northern Ireland must be reflected in any arrangements that apply in a no deal scenario. We are absolutely committed to upholding the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement, and would do everything possible to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.</p><p>In a no deal scenario, the UK Government is committed to entering into discussions urgently with the European Commission and the Irish Government to jointly agree long-term measures to avoid a hard border and to limit the impact of a no deal exit on life on the island of Ireland.</p><p>We have confirmed a unilateral approach to checks, processes and tariffs to do all we can to avoid a hard border. The UK Government would not introduce any new checks or controls on goods crossing from Ireland to Northern Ireland, including any new customs declarations for nearly all goods.</p><p>The UK temporary tariff regime would therefore not apply to goods crossing from Ireland into Northern Ireland.</p><p>We would need to apply a small number of measures strictly necessary to comply with international legal obligations, protect the biosecurity of the island of Ireland, or to avoid the highest risks to Northern Ireland businesses - but these measures would not require checks at the border.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Worcester more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robin Walker remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this