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UK Trade With EU: Northern Ireland

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL6471, tabled on 6 July 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive about the negotiations in relation to a UK–EU trade deal.

Answered on

24 July 2020

The UK Government is in close contact with officials and ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive regarding a UK-EU trade deal.

The Paymaster General has regular calls with Northern Ireland Executive Ministers, including both the First Minister and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, and other devolved administration counterparts, to discuss progress with the EU negotiations.

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster chaired a meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) on 16 July to discuss the negotiations with devolved administration counterparts. Both the First Minister and deputy First Minister of the Northern Ireland Executive attended.

At official level, UK Government officials continue to work alongside their counterparts in the Northern Ireland Executive, and other devolved nations.

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