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Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:53 pm on 25th February 2019.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Chair, Environmental Audit Committee 6:53 pm, 25th February 2019

I thank my hon. Friend for giving way; she is making an excellent speech and being very generous with her time. I wanted to intervene on the Minister on the issue of grandfathering rights. Is not the truth that British companies are now in an invidious position where, if they want to keep trading with the EU after exit day, whenever that may come—goodness knows what will happen in the next 48 hours, let alone the next five weeks—they will have to transfer their registrations to an affiliate in the EU? How can they then grandfather those rights into the UK’s chemical regulation system when they have given them away in the European Union?