Office for Environmental Protection ‘not independent’ under draft Environment Bill

The government is failing to guarantee the independence of the future Office for Environmental Protection under the draft clauses of the Environment Bill it published in December, legal experts have warned

Neil Parish at the EFRA committee
Neil Parish, chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs committee, asked legal experts whether the proposed green body was already a "dead duck" under the draft Environment Bill

The government is failing to guarantee the independence of the future Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) under the draft clauses of the Environment Bill it published in December, legal experts have warned.

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