Nutrition (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018:Written question - HL12072

Q
Asked on: 05 December 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Nutrition (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what factors they took into consideration when deciding that 11 days was an appropriate consultation period for the Nutrition (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018.
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Answered by: Lord O'Shaughnessy
Answered on: 13 December 2018

Proposals addressed by the Nutrition (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 public consultation are predominantly technical in nature, simply changing European Union-specific references so that relevant legislation remains effective when the United Kingdom is no longer a member state.

Plans outlined in the consultation would therefore provide continuity and assurance for business and consumers, as they seek to mirror existing European systems domestically as far as is practically possible.

As the duration of a consultation is informed by the nature and impact of the proposals we consider a relatively short consultation period appropriate, and therefore have no plans to extend its length.

Grouped Questions: HL12073

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