Northern Ireland Protocol Bill: parliamentary briefing

Ahead of the House of Lords debate on the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, we highlighted the negative health implications of the impasse.

10 October 2022

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Unless solutions are found to the ongoing friction between the UK and EU over the interpretation and implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol, patients, the NHS and the wider health system and research they rely on will be at risk.

The introduction of the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill offers Parliament the opportunity to debate how to address the practical difficulties arising from implementation of the protocol.

We provided a briefing to Peers to set out the cost of ongoing friction on this issue, and to encourage them to work with Ministers to find a way forward.