UK will take action to ensure free flow of medicines to N.Ireland, says minister

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FILE PHOTO: Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis is seen outside Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will take any action needed to see the free flow of goods, including medicines, to Northern Ireland and is working with the European Union to find solutions, the British minister for the province Brandon Lewis said on Wednesday,

"We will ensure that we take the action we need to take to ensure we continue to see the flow of goods and products ... the issue around medicines is one we are working (on) intensively with the European Union Commission," Lewis told parliament.

"There are some difficult issues, but we will do what we need to do working in partnership with the EU to get a resolution that works for the whole of the UK."

(Reporting by Paul Sandle and Sarah Young, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by William James)