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Borders: Northern Ireland

Question for Department for Exiting the European Union

UIN HL13434, tabled on 5 February 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what scenario planning has been conducted by Government departments responsible for security, immigration control, and food security and safety in relation to the EU–UK border in the island of Ireland.

Answered on

18 February 2019

The best way to guarantee no hard border remains delivering a deal with the EU, which means people on either side of that border will be able to live their lives as they do now. Both the UK and Ireland have said they will do everything in their power to avoid a hard border in any scenario, but in the event of there being a “no deal” we recognise we would need to take forward discussions with the Irish Government and the Commission on how to achieve this.