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Committee questions Minister on biosecurity and Brexit

16 May 2018

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee will be asking Lord Gardiner, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity, how the Government will maintain the UK's plant and animal biosecurity after Brexit.

Witnesses

Wednesday 16 May in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster 
 At 10.30 am

  • Lord Gardiner, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity, Defra
  • Simon Hall, Director for EU Exit and Trade, Defra

Areas of discussion

The session will seek the Government's response to issues that have been raised by witnesses earlier in the inquiry.
 
Likely areas of questioning include:

  • What the Government is doing to ensure EU biosecurity law is preserved and effective immediately post-Brexit.
  • Whether the Government is seeking to stay within biosecurity surveillance systems.
  • How border inspections for biosecurity risks will be managed post-Brexit.
  • How the Government could improve the UK's biosecurity after leaving the EU.

Further information

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