The land border between Northern Ireland and Ireland Contents



1 Introduction

Our inquiry

The land border

UK-EU Withdrawal negotiations

Defining a hard border

2 The movement of people

Leaving the EU - controls on the movement of EU nationals

Implications for the CTA’s associated citizenship rights

3 The movement of goods

Current arrangements for the movement of goods

Significance of the Single Market and the Customs Union

Physical border infrastructure

The cost to business

The Joint Report

The possibility of no deal between the UK and the EU

The future UK-EU relationship

Specific solutions for avoiding a hard border

Full alignment

The implementation period

Beyond the implementation period


The use of EU legal frameworks in cross-border policing

4 The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement

The EU and the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement

The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and citizenship rights

North/South Cooperation

Protecting North-South cooperation

EU funding for cross-border projects

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 16 March 2018