Environment Protection

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne North

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect on the environment of the UK leaving the EU.

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

As the Prime Minister has said, “Brexit will not mean a lowering of environmental standards”. We constantly assess our policies against this objective. The EU (Withdrawal) Bill will ensure that the whole body of existing EU environmental law continues to have effect in UK law.

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