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Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

Inquiry

The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland is one of the most significant elements of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement. Its purpose is to maintain "continued North-South cooperation" and avoid a "hard border" on the island of Ireland, while protecting the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement "in all its dimensions".

In this inquiry, the EU Select Committee will examine:

  • The political, legal and economic implications of the Protocol for Northern Ireland’s relationship with the rest of the UK, with Ireland, and with the EU as a whole
  • The practical operation of the Protocol, in particular for business based in or trading with Northern Ireland
  • The significance of the decisions to be made during 2020 by the UK-EU Joint Committee on the application of the Protocol
  • How Westminster and the Northern Ireland Assembly should seek to scrutinise the operation of the Protocol

Reports and government responses

No reports or government responses published

Oral evidence submissions

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25 February 2020
Inquiry Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland
Witnesses David Phinnemore, and Viviane Gray
Committees European Union Committee
Oral Evidence
25 February 2020
Inquiry Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland
Witnesses Graham Keddie, Les Stracey, Andrew Kane, Maurice Bullick, and Pamela Dennison
Committees European Union Committee
Oral Evidence
11 February 2020
Inquiry Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland
Witnesses Sylvia de Mars, Colin Murray, and David Henig
Committees European Union Committee
Oral Evidence

Written evidence submissions

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Witnesses Newcastle University
Committees European Union Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: euclords@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 6083 (committee staff) | 020 7219 8659 (Press Officer)
  • Address: European Union Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW