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Minister questioned on fisheries and agriculture by Committee

George Eustice MP
21 February 2018

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee hears from the Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on the UK's implementation of EU pesticides regulations and on post-Brexit fisheries co-operation.

Witnesses

Wednesday 21 February in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • George Eustice MP, Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Areas of discussion

The meeting will cover two separate topics:

At 10.30am: Post-Brexit fisheries management

In withdrawing from the Common Fisheries Policy, the UK will withdraw from the structures that facilitate co-operation on fisheries. Members are likely to ask the Minister:

  • What the UK's role will be in agreeing fishing quotas for waters in which the UK has a shared interest with other nations.
  • What progress has been made in securing fishing agreements with other countries.
  • Whether the UK will follow the Common Fisheries Policy framework during the transition period.

At 11.15am: The UK's compliance with the EU pesticides regulations

The Committee is currently scrutinising the UK's implementation of an EU Directive on the sustainable use of pesticides. Members are likely to ask the Minister:

  • Whether the UK is fully complying with the Directive.
  • Why the UK differs from other Member States in some aspects of implementation.
  • How the Government is measuring whether the risk from pesticide use is reducing.

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