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Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
Report published on Friday 16 March 2018. Government Response published 15 June 2018.
The inquiry builds on work begun in the last Parliament and focuses 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 Michel Barnier, European Chief Negotiator for the United Kingdom Exiting the European Union
Chair of Northern Ireland Affairs Committee comments on Secretary of State refusal to appear before Committee