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Committee continues to press Defra on preparations for ‘no deal’

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30 April 2018

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has written again to the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP to ask about the impact of a 'no deal' Brexit on those working in the environment, food and rural affairs sectors, and the preparations his Department has made for this scenario.

Implication of leaving the EU

The European Commission has issued a series of ‘notices to stakeholders', which set out the legal and practical ramifications for different sectors if the UK was to leave the EU with no withdrawal agreement in place. The Sub-Committee is seeking to understand what assessment the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has made of the impact of this scenario and the steps it has taken to mitigate that impact.

In this latest letter to the Secretary of State, the Committee asks some detailed questions on different possible impacts, and also questions the Secretary of State's assertion that an implementation period has already been agreed with the EU.

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