Marine Environment: Protection

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 28th February 2017.

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Photo of Melanie Onn Melanie Onn Labour, Great Grimsby

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that protection of the UK marine environment will not be affected as a result of the UK leaving the EU.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Until exit negotiations are concluded, the UK remains a full member of the European Union (EU) and all rights and obligations of EU membership remain in force.

The Prime Minister announced a Repeal Bill to convert EU law into domestic British law. This provides certainty for consumers, workers and businesses by maintaining existing laws.

In line with our manifesto, the Government is committed to ours being the first generation to leave the environment of England in a better state than we found it.

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