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Northern Ireland Protocol

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL3992, tabled on 15 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of triggering Article 16 on the remainder of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.

Answered on

24 November 2021

Article 16 is a safeguard provision for addressing serious economic, societal and environmental difficulties. It is part of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Triggering it does not affect the standing of the Protocol as a whole.

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Cabinet Office