9 MARCH 2017 – ORAL QUESTION IN HOUSE OF COMMONS ON PRINCIPLE OF CONSENT OF THE GOOD FRIDAY AGREEMENT

9 March 2017 – Exiting the European Union (Topical Questions)

Alasdair McDonnell MP  “The Secretary of State will be aware that theAlasdair in Westminter - 9 March 2017 (1) principle of consent was the cornerstone of our Good Friday agreement and settlement in Northern Ireland. What assessment has he made of the Taoiseach’s comments recently in Brussels when he said that that consent principle would have to be embedded in any future agreement between the UK and the EU?”

 

 

Robin Walker MP (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of State for Exiting the ERobin Walker MPuropean Union) “I thank the hon. Gentleman for inviting me to speak to the London Irish Construction Network, which is an opportunity to stand alongside a Republic of Ireland Minister and show the commitment from both sides to the Belfast agreement and the common travel area. We remain absolutely committed to the Belfast agreement and all its successors, including the principle of consent.”

 

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