Government confirms commitment to binding environmental non-regression

Prime minister Boris Johnson will seek to introduce into law a provision stopping future governments from lowering environmental standards after Brexit, MPs heard yesterday.

by Simon Pickstone
Environment secretary Theresa Villiers and DEFRA minister Rebecca Pow presented the Environment Bill in parliament yesterday. Photograph: Parliament
Environment secretary Theresa Villiers and DEFRA minister Rebecca Pow presented the Environment Bill in parliament yesterday. Photograph: Parliament

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