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New enforcement agency could be in place before Brexit

Defra’s minister in the House of Lords, Lord Gardiner of Kimble, has confirmed that “a full and proper consultation” will take place early this year on the powers which a new post-Brexit environmental enforcement agency will hold.

And, it was also suggested that the enforcement agency could be in place before the UK leaves the European Union.

Lord Gardiner was asked by Baroness Jones (Green Party) in a House of Lords meeting yesterday afternoon (8 January 2018) if the government intends to make the consultation process public, and if the agency could be operational prior to the March 2019 leaving date.

New enforcement agency could be in place before Brexit