Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol

Following the Secretary of State’s statement on Brexit and the Northern Ireland protocol, James Sunderland calls on the Government to ensure that the best interests of the people of Northern Ireland are at the heart of any future protocols agreed.

James Sunderland (Bracknell) (Con)

Does my right hon. Friend concur that this complex issue is ultimately about the good people of Northern Ireland and that any future protocols will be agreed with their best interests at heart?

Brandon Lewis (Secretary of State for Northern Ireland)

My hon. Friend is absolutely right. That has to be at the core of what we do and at the heart of that is why the concept of consent is important. It is right that we remember that for the people of Northern Ireland.