Thank you for contacting me regarding the Internal Market Bill.
As I am sure you will know, in recent days the Government has agreed a deal with the EU regarding how the Withdrawal Agreement will be put into practice at the end of the transition period. Crucially, this deal sets out how the Northern Ireland Protocol will be implemented.
The agreement covers border control posts for checks on animals, plants and derived products and export declarations. It will also apply to the supply of medicines, the supply of chilled meats, and other food products to supermarkets.
With these mutually agreed solutions, the clauses in the Internal Market Bill about which you raise concerns, are now redundant and have been removed from the Bill.
I hope this proves a constructive and pragmatic approach from the EU will yield results in the negotiations over the future relationship.