Government faces down peers’ calls to write green safeguards into Brexit bill

Ministers dismiss peers’ calls to amend Brexit bill to safeguard environmental protections, warning this could prejudice forthcoming consultation on proposed environment watchdog

A view of parliament and Westminster Bridge
Houses of Parliament: Bill is at committee stage in the Lords

Ministers have dismissed peers’ calls to amend the Brexit bill to enshrine core environmental principles into UK law, saying that to do so would prejudice the outcome of a forthcoming consultation on plans for a new environment watchdog.

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