The Government has responded to the report of the European Union Committee on Brexit: UK-Irish relations.
The Committee received the response on Tuesday 5 September.
The report considered the implications of the UK exit from the European Union on the UK-Irish relationship. The key areas considered in the report include:
- The economic implications of Brexit for Ireland, North and South
- The impact on the Common Travel Area (the right of UK and Irish citizens to reside and work in both countries).
- The future of the Irish land border.
- The possible impact of Brexit upon the Northern Ireland peace process and on North-South and East-West relations.
A debate was held on Tuesday 5 September, during which Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth responded on behalf of the Government.