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 Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North 4:29 pm, 26th February 2020

Perhaps that was not mentioned because the Government have seen sense and realised that they cannot have these tremendous changes. This is about not just day one—when we might say, “We will have the same regulations on day one”—but the future regulations, because every day something changes in the REACH regime, which means one part of a process may no longer be compliant in Europe and Britain at the same time. Therefore, we need to ensure we have common regulation across the piece.