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Environment Protection

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 5th September 2019.

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Photo of Ruth Jones Ruth Jones Labour, Newport West

What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on environmental policy of the effect of the UK leaving the EU .

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Chair, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Commons) , The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

We continue to have regular conversations with ministerial colleagues across Government on all aspects of exiting the European Union.

The Government has been clear that it will not weaken our current environmental protections as we leave the European Union and will maintain and enhance our already high environmental standards.

As part of this we will set up a new, ambitious domestic framework for environmental governance.

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