I propose to take Questions Nos. 2 and 3 together.
I last met Mrs. Arlene Foster, leader of the DUP in Government Buildings on the evening of 18 September when we discussed Brexit developments at that time and also discussed the political situation in Northern Ireland and ongoing efforts to restore the power-sharing institutions. I emphasised the Government’s full commitment to all aspects of the Good Friday Agreement, and our continuing determination to secure the effective operation of all of its institutions.
While I am aware of the negative reaction from business groups in Northern Ireland to the UK Government’s proposals for a new protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, including those relating to customs arrangements on the island of Ireland, I have not discussed these with Mrs Foster.