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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

At 10.00am

  • 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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