Trade bill: MPs push for green protections in post-Brexit trade deals

Opposition MPs have tabled a series of amendments on the government’s trade bill that seek to protect environmental standards in future international trade deals

Liam Fox
Trade secretary Liam Fox told MPs the government would set out its policies on future trade agreements in a separate piece of legislation

Opposition MPs have tabled a series of amendments on the government’s trade bill that seek to protect environmental standards in future international trade deals.

The MPs, including Green MP Caroline Lucas and Labour backbenchers David Lammy and Kate Green, have tabled an amendment would require ministers to commission a sustainability impact assessment before opening new trade negotiations.

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