UK Chemical Industry: Regulatory Divergence

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:52 pm on 26th February 2020.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North 4:52 pm, 26th February 2020

The hon. Member mentions research and development, and we are of course dealing with multinational companies with plants all over the world. If they are going to do research and development, surely they will do that in areas where they have common regulations such as REACH, rather than in a future British chemical industry, which could be a backwater.