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23 January 2024 - Fisheries Negotiations - Oral evidence

Committee Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Inquiry Fisheries Negotiations

Tuesday 23 January 2024

Start times: 2:00pm (private) 2:30pm (public)


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MPs to quiz Government on outcome of UK’s annual fishing talks 

In an evidence session on Tuesday, the Minister for Food, Farming and Fisheries, Rt Hon Mark Spencer MP, will be questioned by the EFRA Committee on the latest fisheries negotiations between the UK and its nearby coastal partners, including the EU and Norway.  

Meeting details

At 2:30pm: Oral evidence
Work Fisheries Negotiations (Non-inquiry session)
Minister of State (Minister for Food, Farming and Fisheries) at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Deputy Director for External Fisheries Negotiations at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Deputy Director for EU Fisheries Negotiations and Policy at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Minister, who will be accompanied by senior officials, will be asked to provide the Committee with an introductory presentation on the outcome of the negotiations, which took place in the autumn. 

MPs will scrutinise the negotiation process, examining what trade-offs were negotiated and how negotiations are likely to impact the UK fishing industry in 2024. 

Witnesses will also be questioned on how the Government is approaching UK-EU fisheries arrangements for access and catch-allocations after June 2026, when the fisheries provisions of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement are set to be reviewed for the first time. 

Location

Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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