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Minister questioned on EU Chemical regulations

02 March 2017

The Environmental Audit Committee hold its third and final public hearing examining evidence and witnesses for the Committee’s inquiry into the Future of Chemicals Regulation after the EU Referendum.

Witnesses

Tuesday 7 March, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

At 10.15am

  • Andreas Herdina, Director of Cooperation, European Chemicals Agency
  • Harvey Bradshaw, Executive Director for Environment and Business, Environment Agency
  • Dave Bench, Director of Chemicals Regulation Division, Health and Safety Executive

At 11.00am

  • Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Purpose of the session

The session starts with a panel discussion of the current approach to chemicals regulation in the UK, examining how the bodies involved interact and the resources required for regulation, with witnesses from the European Chemicals Agency, the Environment Agency, and the Health and Safety Executive.

The panel will be followed by a session with Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment and Rural Life Opportunities. This session will discuss the future of chemicals regulation, asking the Minister to provide an indication of their plans for the sector. 

Further information

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