125305 - Borders: Northern Ireland (Answered)

Mr Alister Jack
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions her Department has had with the Scottish Government on future border arrangements between Scotland and Northern Ireland after the UK leaves the EU.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Government has been very clear that as we leave the EU we will not do anything that threatens the constitutional and economic integrity of the United Kingdom’s internal market.

We have agreed with the EU that the Common Travel Area, which has served us well long before we joined the EU, will continue to operate once we leave the EU.