Westminster News

Northern Ireland Committee Update

What an incredible time to lead the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee! The collapse of the Stormont Executive and the Irish land border issue that is so pivotal to the Brexit negotiations have put NIAC front and centre and required it to work at full tilt.

Andrew meets with European Chief Brexit Negotiator

Accompanied by members of the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee, Andrew met with the European Union's Chief Brexit Negotiator, Michel Barnier, yesterday to the discuss the issue of the Irish land border during the Committee's visit to Brussels.

Andrew asks Defence Secretary about the future of military housing

Following the news today that infrastructure giant, Carillion, will be entering into liquidation, Andrew asked the Defence Secretary at defence questions what will happen given that the firm's joint venture, CarillionAmey, manages 50,000 military houses and takes 1,500 calls from personnel each d

APPG meets with Head of NHS Leadership Academy

This morning, the APPG on Clinical Leadership and Management met with the Director of the NHS Leadership Academy, Stephen Hart, who offered his opinion on how medical staff can be supported when progressing up to management level.

Northern Ireland Committee visits Bombardier Aerospace

With the Trump administration threatening crippling tariffs on the huge Northern Ireland employer, Bombardier Aerospace, the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee today visited the Bombardier site in Belfast to see first hand how damaging such action would have on the Northern Irish economy.

Northern Ireland Committee questions Brexit Minister

This morning the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee questioned Brexit Minister, Robin Walker, about the action being taken by the Government to ensure that Northern Ireland's border with Ireland is front and centre in Brexit negotiations.

During the meeting, Andrew said:

Northern Ireland Committee visits Swiss border

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee is currently in Basel, Switzerland as part of our inquiry into the Irish border issue. Switzerland, a non-EU member, is a great case study as it borders with four EU member states.