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Chair writes to David Davis and Thérèse Coffey

27 July 2016

Environmental Audit Committee calls for Government to maintain existing level of environmental protection

The Environmental Audit Committee has written to the new Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis MP, and DEFRA Minister Thérèse Coffey MP, seeking reassurance about Government plans for the large proportion of UK environmental law that originates from the EU.

The Committee is calling on the Government to maintain the existing level of environmental protection currently guaranteed by EU law. The letter also invites them both to give evidence before the Committee in the autumn.

The letter comes after the Committee launched an inquiry into the Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum

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