Plastics: Health Hazards

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 15 November 2023.

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Photo of John McNally John McNally Scottish National Party, Falkirk

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to establish an independent body to (a) identify and (b) monitor public health threats from (i) plastic and (ii) microplastic contamination.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra has no plans to bring forward legislative proposals. Public health threats are the responsibility of the Department of Health and Social Care.

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