Preparations for Leaving the EU

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:21 pm on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Independent, Penistone and Stocksbridge 2:21 pm, 8th October 2019

The document makes it clear that environmental standards will be not only maintained but enhanced. Yesterday, a leaked DEFRA paper, written by civil servants, said that the Department for International Trade would push DEFRA to lower UK standards governing animal welfare and pesticide residues. Does that not indicate that the document is not worth the paper it is written on?