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Freeports: Northern Ireland

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN HL3296, tabled on 21 October 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to identify a freeport in Northern Ireland.

Answered on

2 November 2021

We are working with the Northern Ireland Executive to ensure a suitable model for a Freeport in Northern Ireland is developed.  We need to ensure we meet our legal international obligations in Northern Ireland, and it is appropriate that we take our time to ensure that the Freeports model for Northern Ireland meets these obligations whilst delivering for the ports, businesses and communities in Northern Ireland.