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Ministers and Officials questioned on sustainable fashion

18 December 2018

The Environmental Audit Committee will question Ministers and Officials from the Home Office, Defra, BEIS, and HMRC on Tuesday 18 December as part of its inquiry into the Sustainability of the Fashion Industry.

Witnesses

Tuesday 18 December, Room Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster 

At 10.15am

  • Victoria Atkins MP, Home Office, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Women)
  • Thérèse Coffey MP, Defra, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment
  • Kelly Tolhurst MP, BEIS, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility
  • Janet Alexander, HMRC, Director of Individuals and Small Business Compliance, HMRC

Questions will be asked about a number of concerns raised in the inquiry including:

  • Illegally low wages for UK garment workers
  • Forced labour in fashion supply chains
  • Textile waste
  • Reducing the environmental footprint of clothing production

Further information

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