This evidence session follows up on the inquiry conducted by the Environmental Audit Committee in 2016-17 on the future of chemicals regulation after the EU referendum, asking what has changed and what more needs to be done to prepare the chemicals industry for the UK leaving the EU, as well as examining preparations for a no deal scenario.
Tuesday 4 December, Committee Room 6, House of Commons
- Dr Michael Warhurst, Executive Director CHEMTrust
- Nigel Haigh OBE, Honorary Fellow, Institute for European Environmental Policy
- Elizabeth Shepherd, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
- Nishma Patel, Chemicals Policy Director, Chemical Industries Association
- Peter Newport, CEO, Chemical Business Association
- Susanne Baker, Head of Programme, Environment and Compliance, TechUK
- Ellen Daniels, Head of Public Affairs and Policy, British Coatings Federation
Purpose of the session
The session begins with a panel of industry experts looking at possible future outcomes for REACH, the EU chemicals regulatory framework.
The second panel will examine the impact of a new regulatory framework on UK businesses, both producers and downstream users, and seek recommendations on what Government needs to do to help the industry prepare for the UK leaving the EU.