Brexit: Northern Ireland:Written question - HL11958

Asked on: 03 December 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Brexit: Northern Ireland
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether EU agreement to lift the Northern Irish backstop would require unanimity among remaining EU member states.
Answered by: Lord Callanan
Answered on: 13 December 2018

The means by which the EU would establish its position in the Joint Committee is a matter for the EU and its internal processes. However, recent EU case law (Case C-244/17) suggests it would be done by means of a qualified majority vote in the Council.

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