Secretary of State questioned on border disruptions, fishing and farm support
30 November 2020
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is to question Secretary of State George Eustice over key issues including post-transition-period food supply, the new Agricultural Transition Plan, and fisheries negotiations. The session will scrutinise the most pressing issues currently in the department's remit, including the impact of possible food tariffs and border disruptions in early 2021.
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- Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Tuesday 8 December, virtual meeting
- George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Neil Parish MP, Chair of the EFRA Committee, said:
"Today Defra published its new Agricultural Transition Plan, just one of the areas our Committee is taking a close interest in. With just one month left until the end of the Brexit transition period, there are key questions that need to be answered about fisheries agreements, trade tariffs and border controls and how they will impact on our food supplies. We need reassurance that Defra and the food and fishing industries are prepared."
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