In the event of Brexit transition period ending on 31 December without a trade deal in place, Northern Ireland will become subject to EU regulation whilst remaining part of the United Kingdom, under the Northern Ireland protocol.
This leaves industry with many questions around how regulated goods can be legally supplied to Northern Ireland, in order that patients, for instance, can continue to receive the medicines they need
Munira’s question in Parliament
Munira raised these concerns with Michael Gove, Minister for the Cabinet Office, in Parliament. She asked whether the Government will be providing advice and guidance to heavily regulated industries so that Northern Ireland can continue to receive goods such as medicines in the event of a no deal Brexit.
Michael Gove responded that there will not be anything to prevent citizens of Northern Ireland from securing access to medicines and other goods after we leave the EU.
You can watch the exchange here: