Senior Government officials discuss Brexit impact on biosecurity
09 May 2018
The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee asks senior Government officials about the potential impact of Brexit on the UK's plant and animal biosecurity.
Wednesday 9 May in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster
- Dr Christine Middlemiss, Chief Veterinary Office, Defra
- Dr Niall Moore, Chief Non-Native Species Officer, Defra
- Professor Guy Poppy, Chief Scientist, Food Standards Agency
- Professor Nicola Spence, Chief Plant Health Officer, Defra
Areas of discussion
The session will investigate the Government's preparedness for biosecurity challenges arising from Brexit.
Likely areas of questioning include:
- What legislative work needs to happen to ensure EU biosecurity law is preserved and effective immediately post-Brexit.
- How biosecurity certificates might need to change post-Brexit.
- Whether the UK has the capacity to conduct biosecurity inspections on material arriving from the EU.
- What additional biosecurity resources will be needed after Brexit.
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