Defra's no deal Brexit preparations: Minister to give evidence
16 October 2019
The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee takes evidence from Minister George Eustice on Defra’s no deal Brexit preparations following the publication of the Government’s Operation Yellowhammer.
Wednesday 16 October in Committee Room, Palace of Westminster
- George Eustice MP, Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Areas of discussion
The Committee has an ongoing inquiry examining the UK’s preparations for a 'no deal' Brexit and the impact this may have on energy and the environment. On 11 September, the Government published its no deal Yellowhammer planning assumptions. Without a deal currently in place as the UK departure date gets closer, the Committee will ask the Minister how Defra plans to meet the challenges of a 'no deal' exit.
Likely topics include:
- The impact of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment Bills not being made into law before the 31 October.
- How Defra will help to avoid food supply problems.
- Whether the UK will be able to export live animals and animal products to the EU.
- How fishers and farmers will be supported.
- What the contingency plans are for maintaining the supply of veterinary medicines.
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