To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what dates meetings of the Government’s Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group took place since June 2019.
9 March 2020
The Alternative Arrangements Technical Advisory Group met on the 20th June, 17th July and 12th September 2019.
The Alternative Arrangements Business and Trade Union Advisory Group met on 26th June, 10th July and 29th August 2019.
The new Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland in the Withdrawal Agreement which was agreed with the EU on the 17th October 2019 and ratified by the UK on the 23rd January 2020 ensures the whole of the UK will be a single customs territory outside the EU Customs Union. It replaces the backstop provisions of the previous Withdrawal Agreement.