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Borders: Northern Ireland

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN 50610, tabled on 26 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make representations to the EU Exit and Trade Committee to examine the needs of UK citizens living along the border with the Republic of Ireland.

Answered on

2 November 2016

Northern Ireland’s land border with another EU state places it in a unique position and, as the Government has stated, we do not want to see a return to the borders of the past. We are giving careful consideration of UK citizens’ existing rights to work, study, settle and travel within the EU as part of the analysis and preparation for forthcoming negotiations on EU exit.