Mercury

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 30th July 2019.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Liberal Democrat, Streatham

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there's no deal, published by the Department for Exiting the European Union, what parts of the plan for control on mercury in the event of a no deal Brexit have been implemented.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

All aspects of the plan for control of mercury in the event of a no deal Brexit have been implemented. The following regulations are now in place to ensure that the EU Mercury regulation will continues to operate:

  • The Control of Mercury (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

  • The Environment and Wildlife (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The UK’s enforcing authorities will continue to control the movement and use of mercury, in line with legislation and our commitments under the Minamata Convention.

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