Merchant Shipping and Other Transport (Environmental Protection) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve

– in the House of Lords at 3:23 pm on 29th January 2019.

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Moved by Baroness Sugg

That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 November 2018 be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 23 January.

Photo of Baroness Whitaker Baroness Whitaker Labour

My Lords, exactly the same points apply about the protection of citizens.

Photo of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Labour

Can I also ask in relation to this one if this is required only in the event of no deal?

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

My Lords, I confirm that this is another SI that is required only in a no-deal scenario. It makes changes to legislation on controlling sulphur dioxide emissions from ships, substances used to prevent the fouling of ships’ hulls, and transport and works legislation in relation to environmental impact assessment. It corrects deficiencies that would mean that environmental legislation did not work as intended. It is designed to ensure that we continue to maintain our high environmental standards.

Motion agreed.