125307 - Trade: Northern Ireland (Answered)

Mr Alister Jack
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps her Department is taking to increase cross border trade between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Government is committed to building an economy that works for everyone, in Northern Ireland and the whole of our United Kingdom.

The Government’s Industrial Strategy is a vital part of the plan to drive growth across the whole United Kingdom and create more high skilled, high paid jobs and opportunities. We are committed to working with all relevant stakeholders in Northern Ireland to ensure that this Strategy aligns with the strategic priorities of Northern Ireland, to maximise the opportunities available and enable NI business to boost innovation, trade and investment opportunities across the whole of the UK.