130102 - Borders: Northern Ireland (Answered)

Ged Killen
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions the Government has had with the Irish Government on preventing a hard border in Northern Ireland.

Mr Shailesh Vara

Northern Ireland Ministers and Government colleagues have regular conversations with the Irish Government on a range of issues, including our commitment to the avoidance of a hard border.

In the Joint Report published in December 2017, we reached a balanced set of commitments that reiterate both our commitment to avoid a hard land border, including any physical infrastructure or related checks and controls, and our clear position on preserving the constitutional and economic integrity of the United Kingdom.