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Introductory inquiry into the operation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

Inquiry

The Sub-Committee on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland is conducting an introductory inquiry into the operation of the Protocol in April 2021. It wishes to examine the following issues: 

  • the current situation in Northern Ireland as it relates to the Protocol, including views and concerns of communities and stakeholders; 
  • the current state of play regarding the Protocol’s operation; 
  • the continuing dialogue between the UK and the EU regarding the Protocol in the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee and the governance bodies reporting to it; and  
  • efforts to identify solutions to the problems thus far identified. 

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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14 July 2021
Inquiry Introductory inquiry into the operation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland
Witnesses Lord Frost CMG (Minister of State at Cabinet Office), Rebecca Ellis (Director of the Northern Ireland/Ireland Unit at Cabinet Office), and Mark Davies (Deputy Director, Northern Ireland Protocol in the Northern Ireland/Ireland Unit at Cabinet Office)
Committees Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Sub-Committee
Oral Evidence
16 June 2021
Inquiry Introductory inquiry into the operation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland
Witnesses Northern Ireland Rural Women's Network, Dr Tom Kelly OBE (Columnist at Irish News), and Jonathan Powell, former Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Tony Blair (1997-2007)
Committees Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Sub-Committee
Oral Evidence
9 June 2021
Inquiry Introductory inquiry into the operation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland
Witnesses Dr Esmond Birnie (Senior Economist at Ulster University), Professor Peter Shirlow (Director, Institute of Irish Studies at University of Liverpool), and Professor Katy Hayward (Professor of Political Sociology at Queen's University Belfast)
Committees Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Sub-Committee
Oral Evidence
IIO0027 - Introductory inquiry into the operation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland
Witnesses Road Haulage Association
Committees Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Sub-Committee
Written Evidence
IIO0037 - Introductory inquiry into the operation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland
Witnesses Mr Colin Murray and Dr Clare Rice
Committees Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Sub-Committee
Written Evidence
IIO0031 - Introductory inquiry into the operation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland
Witnesses Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Committees Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Sub-Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: hlprotocol@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 5864 (committee staff) | 020 7219 1692 (Press Officer)
  • Address: Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Sub-Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW