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Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:52 pm on 1st October 2019.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 3:52 pm, 1st October 2019

I accept that; many of our good people currently work for the EU. But is the Minister seriously suggesting that those people have carried out proper contingency planning on how they will do this monitoring in a month’s time? How would FERA—how would the RPA, which I have significant doubts about; I do not know how many scientists it actually employs—sit down and do the work to see whether what has been imported is what it says on the label?