UK Chemical Industry: Regulatory Divergence

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:29 pm on 26th February 2020.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Chair, Committee on Standards, Chair, Committee on Standards 4:29 pm, 26th February 2020

I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. I too represent a number of chemical companies in my constituency. He is right to draw attention to the administrative benefits of remaining associated with the REACH regime, but also to the cost implications. Companies based in my constituency make the point that they have spent a considerable sum on REACH registration. Having to register for a new scheme at similar cost will make their businesses unviable in some cases, or may lead them to relocate to EU countries.