Chemicals: Regulation

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th July 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the preparedness of the Chemical Regulation Division of the Health and Safety Executive in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions makes regular assessments on the readiness of projects under its EU Transition Programme. Regardless of the circumstances, the Health and Safety Executive will be ready with an independent regulatory regime for the approval and use of chemicals for the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.

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