UK Chemical Industry: Regulatory Divergence

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:07 pm on 26th February 2020.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North 5:07 pm, 26th February 2020

I, too, welcome the Minister to her place. I hope that she will accept an early invitation to Teesside, which I extend to my hon. Friend Ruth Jones. As a lawyer, the Minister knows that the EU REACH regulation is extremely complicated. What on earth are the impediments to simply adopting it? What is the additional flexibility that she talks about that we actually need to trade with the rest of the world?