The European Scrutiny Committee holds an evidence session with The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, as part of its inquiry on EU Withdrawal.
Wednesday 18 July 2018, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster
- Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Purpose of the session
The evidence session will cover the implications for fisheries, agriculture and environment policy of both the recent White Paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU and of the draft Withdrawal Agreement, including the proposed implementation period Key areas are likely to include:
- UK engagement in those elements of EU fisheries policy affecting the UK during the implementation period;
- The nature of the EU-UK fisheries relationship after the implementation period, including the possibility that the EU will demand concessions on access to UK waters in return for a frictionless trade relationship;
- Further details on the common rulebook as far as agri-food goods are concerned;
- The proposed commitment to “non-regression” of environmental standards; and
- The intersection between environmental policy and the common rulebook on goods.
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