Environment: Devolution

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 11th January 2018.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals for a new Environment Bill after the UK leaves the EU which reflects the policy aims of the devolved administrations.

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

Devolved administrations legislate already on many environmental matters with the EU framework.

We are committed to working closely with the devolved administrations on an approach to returning powers from the EU that works for the whole of the UK and reflects the interests of all four UK nations.

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