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DEFRA Common frameworks


The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union has resulted in several powers that were previously held by the EU being returned to the UK. Many of these powers are within the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs policy area and intersect with the competencies of the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Common Frameworks are a mechanism for the UK Government and devolved administrations to mutually agree on regulatory consistency for policy areas where returning EU powers are within devolved competence. They are sector-specific and jointly agreed between the UK Government and the relevant devolved governments.

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee seeks views from interested individuals and organisations on the DEFRA Common Frameworks to inform its approach to scrutinising the frameworks.

The committee wants to hear from you. We welcome views on the following issues by 15 April 2022.

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