The Northern Ireland backstop and the border: interim report Contents



1 Introduction

The current political impasse

The backstop arrangements (Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland)

Entry into force and conditions for exiting the backstop

Differing trade arrangements for Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Differing approaches: regulatory alignment and specific solutions

2 Solutions

Permanency of the backstop arrangements

Amendments to the Political Declaration and preamble to the Protocol

Clarifying the conditions required to supersede the backstop

Replacing the backstop with alternative arrangements

Availability of technical solutions

Building trust

A no deal Brexit

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 9 March 2019