Private Members Bill on Safeguarding the Environment post Brexit

Jul 21st 2016 -- Annette McGill

Geraint Davies MP has introduced a Private Member’s Bill in Parliament to make provision for the safeguarding of standards of environmental protection derived from European Union legislation after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

The UK Environmental Protection (Maintenance of EU Standards) Bill 2016-17 aims to safeguard of standards of environmental protection derived from European Union legislation, including for water, air, soil, flood protection, and climate change, after the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

It had its first reading on July 13. The Bill is expected to have its second reading debate on Friday 28 October 2016.

Geraint Davies is the Labour MP for Swansea West and a long-standing campaigner on environmental issues.