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Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:28 pm on 25th February 2019.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) 6:28 pm, 25th February 2019

The Minister will be aware, I am sure, of the concern that has been expressed by Rolls-Royce, and others, that the SI does not take account of all the scenarios. It mentions, in particular, an application for EU authorisation submitted by a European economic area entity for which a decision has not yet been made and on which a UK downstream user is dependent. Its concern is that post 29 March, in the event of a no-deal exit, UK companies could be left without a proper authorisation, putting many of them in an incredibly difficult position.