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UK-US Trade Deal

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:37 pm on 2nd March 2020.

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Photo of Derek Thomas Derek Thomas Conservative, St Ives 5:37 pm, 2nd March 2020

The Agriculture Bill and the Environment Bill are going through Parliament at the moment, and require our food producers to meet the very highest environmental and food standards. I welcome the Secretary of State’s commitment that no compromise will be made regarding environmental protections, and animal welfare and food standards, but what reassurance can she give to food producers in my constituency who do not believe that they will be faced with a level playing field once the trade deal is done?