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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:34 am on 20th June 2019.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East 10:34 am, 20th June 2019

There is growing concern that, despite all the assurances given to the contrary, as EU legislation—particularly, in this instance, pesticide policy—is being converted into British law, it is being weakened significantly. One example is the removal of a blanket ban on hormone-disrupting chemicals, which are known to cause cancer, birth defects and immune disorders. Can we have an urgent statement from a Minister on how we can ensure that the process of transferring over EU law is being done properly and with due scrutiny?