Gove to consult on Brexit changes to environmental law

DEFRA is looking at how best to consult on its programme of statutory instruments (SIs) needed to bring EU law onto the UK’s statute books

Justice's scales will be busy as DEFRA corrects 850 pieces of legislation for Brexit. Photograph: Sebnem Ragiboglu/123RFA consultation group is to be created by DEFRA to enable organisations and businesses to engage with amendments needed to transfer EU legislation onto the UK’s statute books.

The move was revealed in a letter from environment secretary Michael Gove to MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee. The correspondence followed Gove’s appearance before the committee in September, during which he revealed that around 100 statutory instruments under his department’s remit would be needed to correct some 850 pieces of legislation.

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