Scotland, Wales and NI could create own environment commissioners

Devolved administrations will be able to use the government’s planned new environmental governance body, or create their own

Environment secretary Michael Gove. Photograph: DEFRAThe environmental protection body proposed by the government will cover only England and environmental areas that are not devolved, according to environment secretary Michael Gove.

In a letter published 12 December to Mary Creagh MP, chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, Gove said that no powers currently devolved to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland would be removed once the UK leaves the EU.

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