The newly re-appointed EU Justice Sub-Committee continues its inquiry into Brexit: consumer protection rights. Mr Lewis Shand Smith from Ombudsman Services gives evidence at the second oral evidence session.
Tuesday 4 July in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster
- Mr Lewis Shand Smith, Chief Executive of Ombudsman Services
Background and topics for discussion
The Ombudsman Service operates, on a not-for-profit basis, a range of sector specific consumer redress schemes in sectors including energy, communications and wider consumer disputes.
The areas likely to be covered in the evidence session are:
- Current EU consumer protection legislation, which aspects are the most important and which should be retained
- Concerns about the lack of consumer protection in the Government's Brexit plans, and whether it is realistic to expect protection to be preserved in domestic legislation
- Suggestions as to how the Government should best conduct the consumer protection related aspects of the Brexit negotiations.
- Whether the UK's departure from the EU will impact remaining Member States' adherence to current consumer protection standards.