EU Committee takes evidence on the revised protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland

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25 October 2019

The House of Lords EU Committee takes evidence from Dr Katy Hayward, Northern Ireland Retail Consortium and the Ulster Farmers’ Union on the revised protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland.


Tuesday 29 October in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 4.00pm:

  • Dr Katy Hayward, Reader in Sociology, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Aodhán Connolly, Director, Northern Ireland Retail Consortium
  • Ivor Ferguson, President, Ulster Farmers’ Union

Topics for discussion

  • The political and economic impact of the revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland
  • The proposed ‘simple majority’ consent mechanism
  • The practical implications of the provision for Northern Ireland’s continued regulatory alignment with the Single Market for goods
  • The impact of the new customs and VAT provisions under the revised Protocol

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