The EU Justice Sub-Committee concludes its inquiry into Brexit: consumer protection rights by hearing from Margot James MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers & Corporate Responsibility, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Tuesday 17 October in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster
- Margot James MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers & Corporate Responsibility, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Background and topics for discussion
As Minister responsible for consumers, questions the Committee is likely to ask Margot James MP include:
- As the UK prepares to leave the EU, which aspects of current EU consumer protection would the Government assess as the most important to be retained after Brexit?
- Given the EU's central role in promoting and legislating in the area of consumer protection, some witnesses have expressed a concern that the issue has not, so far, appeared in any detail in the Government’s Brexit plans. How do you respond?
- Although welcomed, the EU (Withdrawal) Bill is only the start. What other measures does the Government plan to introduce to secure continuity of consumer protection after Brexit?
- Post-Brexit, does the Government intend to seek to preserve the current levels of pan-European cooperation in this field? If so, how?
- What plans does the Government have to help consumer protection bodies cope with the additional burdens imposed by Brexit?