Charter of Fundamental Rights – Government Report

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 1:45 pm on 21st November 2017.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Chair, Environmental Audit Committee 1:45 pm, 21st November 2017

The general principles of European law do not cover the principles of environmental law. That was made clear to us in terms from that Dispatch Box last week. The charter does guarantee those environmental rights. Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman agree that environmental principles are one area in which this Bill is deficient and in which our rights will be lost?