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Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
Accepting written submissions; the deadline is Wednesday 1 November 2017
The inquiry will build on work begun in the last Parliament and focus on the specific challenges facing the region as the UK negotiates to leave the European Union.
Northern Ireland, as the only part of the UK to share a land border with the EU, faces a unique set of challenges resulting from Brexit.
As the EU and UK negotiating positions become ever clearer, the Committee will examine what impact their proposals would have on Northern Ireland. How will communities and businesses be affected by key decisions, such as the future customs relationship between the UK and the EU? What are the implications for the Common Travel Area and the Good Friday Agreement? What are the potential benefits and pitfalls of competing models?
A key part of the inquiry will be to examine aspects of the UK's Brexit strategy which have a disproportionate effect on Northern Ireland. How are the views of Northern Ireland represented in negotiations, particularly given the impasse in restoring the Assembly.
The Committee invites written submissions on the following questions:
Submissions made to the Committee in the previous Parliament will be used in this inquiry and do not need to be resubmitted.
Evidence given by Dr Christian Bock, Director General, Federal Customs Administration (Switzerland), Lieutenant Colonel Rebekka Straessle, Chief of Staff, Swiss Border Guard, Kristin Breiland, Directorate of Norwegian Customs, Liv Kristin Rundberget, Assistant Director, Directorate of Norwegian Customs
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee hears from representatives of the Government of Gibraltar in border inquiry