Dual Tariff Proposals: British Food Standards

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The hon. Lady makes reference to media speculation. I am sure hon. Members will understand that I cannot give a running commentary on our discussions on a future trade agreement or comment on such media speculation, but I will say that there are many ways, through a trade deal, that a country can agree with another country how to protect food standards—both food safety and animal welfare.