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Future of the land border with the Republic of Ireland

23 November 2016

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee questions academics from Queen's University Belfast on the issues posed by the land border that the UK Government will need to take into account in the Brexit negotiations.

Witnesses

Wednesday 23 November 2016, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 9.30am

  • Professor Dagmar Schiek, Professor of EU Law, Queen's University Belfast
  • Dr Katy Hayward, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Queen's University Belfast
  • Professor Cathal McCall, Professor in European Politics, Queen's University Belfast

Purpose of the session

The session will further consider the range of issues posed by the land border that the UK Government will need to take into account in the Brexit negotiations. These include the potential implications for the border of the UK leaving the customs union and single market, and how best to deliver the Government's commitment that there will be no return to the borders of the past. The session will also consider examples from other countries where the EU has an external frontier.

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