Jersey Represented at British Irish Parliamentary Assembly

Wednesday 18 October 14:06

Deputy John Le Fondré and Deputy Kevin Lewis represented Jersey this week at the 55th Plenary meeting of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly (BIPA) in Liverpool.

The Plenary, which took place from the 15th – 17th October, brings together elected representatives from the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

As well as discussing a range of matters of mutual interest, particularly in relation to Brexit, members were addressed by UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Robin Walker MP, and Northern Ireland Office Minister, Chloe Smith MP.

Deputy Le Fondré also represented Jersey at the BIPA Committee on Economic Affairs, which continues to examine the potential impact of Brexit on the agriculture and food industries of the jurisdictions represented. On this occasion, this included consideration of evidence from Jersey.

Deputy Le Fondré said:

“The importance of the Island’s relationships with the UK and Ireland cannot be overstated and, at the present moment, it is more important than ever that we work together to address common challenges. Our involvement in organisations such as BIPA, in allowing us to share knowledge and experience with Parliamentary colleagues from across these islands, is vital in this endeavour.

“This week’s Plenary has once again proved to be a very useful opportunity to jointly consider the issues at hand and to ensure that Jersey’s interests, and the interests of all jurisdictions present, are fully understood.”


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