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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Chemicals: EU Law remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of any potential increase in red tape from the proposed associate status of the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals programme after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187324 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answer text <p>The detail of the UK’s association to the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation &amp; restriction of Chemicals programme after the UK leaves the EU is part of ongoing negotiations. The UK and the EU have a mutual interest in maintaining our integrated chemical supply chains as the chemicals industry is an economically significant sector in both regions, and it underpins key downstream sectors including automotive, aerospace, construction and pharmaceuticals. In the White Paper on our future relationship with the European Union published in July, the UK has proposed that chemicals are part of a UK-EU free trade area on goods, with continued UK participation in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) underpinning this arrangement. This proposal is part of ongoing negotiation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-09T14:57:52.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T14:57:52.953Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1092668
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Chemicals: EU Law remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times the UK has requested a quicker action on a chemical restriction, including additional rapid phase-out deadlines, that have been blocked by (a) other Member States and (b) the European Chemicals Agency. more like this
tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Creagh more like this
uin 235265 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
answer text <p>In 2012 the UK proposed that the substance decaBDE should be classified as a substance of very high concern (SVHC), which would be followed by authorisation procedures to limit its use. DecaBDE was listed as an SVHC, as proposed by the UK, but the EU decided not to proceed with authorisation procedures, and took an alternative route of restriction instead. The restriction was not adopted until 2017. The EU’s decision to opt for a restriction rather than continuing with the authorisation process resulted in a delay in regulatory action.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-27T17:07:46.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-27T17:07:46.48Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1579
label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
1092669
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Chemicals: EU Law remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions the UK has opposed the restriction of a chemical by (a) another Member State and (b) the European Chemicals Agency. more like this
tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Creagh more like this
uin 235266 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answer text <p>Chemicals are restricted under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation &amp; restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under REACH, the UK has opposed the restriction of two chemicals:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>The extension of a restriction on Poly-Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) to consumer items (Annex XVII, entry 50, paragraphs 5-7);</p></li><li><p>A restriction on Methanol in windscreen washing or defrosting fluids (Annex XVII, entry 69, paragraph 1).</p></li></ul><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-26T16:07:35.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T16:07:35.78Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1579
label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
1092670
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Chemicals: EU Law remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times the UK has objected to a substance being named as a substance of very high concern by the European Chemicals Agency. more like this
tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Creagh more like this
uin 235267 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answer text <p>Where an SVHC proposal has gone to the Member State Committee the UK has objected to seven substances. Of these seven substances, the UK has subsequently given its assent to four after modification of the proposal.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-26T17:43:10.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T17:43:10.107Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1579
label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
661673
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-12-19more like thismore than 2016-12-19
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Chemicals: EU Law remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the application in the UK of standards under the REACH regulation on the sale of chemicals. more like this
tabling member constituency Brent North more like this
tabling member printed
Barry Gardiner more like this
uin 58077 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-01-10more like thismore than 2017-01-10
answer text <p>As we start the process of leaving the EU, we will aim to deliver a stable and clear legislative framework for the continued effective management of chemicals, including maintaining standards that underpin trade and the protection of human health and the environment, and deliver on our international commitments.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-01-10T14:20:29.113Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-10T14:20:29.113Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
146
label Biography information for Barry Gardiner more like this
800494
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Chemicals: EU Law remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which (a) individuals and (b) organisations he has held discussions with on the UK's access to the EU REACH programme after the UK leaves the EU; and if he will he make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Riverside more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Louise Ellman more like this
uin 117115 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-13more like thismore than 2017-12-13
answer text <p>Stakeholder engagement is a central element of our plan to build a national consensus around our negotiating position. We are working closely with colleagues across government to regularly engage with the chemicals sector and other manufacturing sectors that use chemicals on a range of areas including the REACH regulation. Details of ministerial and senior official meetings are published in the Department’s Quarterly Transparency Returns, which will be made publicly available on GOV.UK.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Government’s chemicals sector report sets out the sector’s views, alongside a description of the sector, the current EU regulatory regime, and existing frameworks for how trade is facilitated between countries in these sectors. These reports have been made available for members of both Houses to read in a secure reading room.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Worcester more like this
answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-13T15:57:24.147Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-13T15:57:24.147Z
answering member
4091
label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
tabling member
484
label Biography information for Dame Louise Ellman more like this
800808
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Chemicals: EU Law remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is the Government's policy to remain part of the REACH system for authorising chemicals after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
tabling member printed
Hilary Benn more like this
uin 117429 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
answer text <p>The European Union (Withdrawal Bill) will convert existing EU chemicals law, including REACH, into domestic law wherever practical, giving consumers and businesses as much certainty as possible. The UK is strongly committed to the effective and safe management of chemicals. That will not change when we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its position paper on continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK in August. This paper set out the principles the UK is proposing for ensuring the availability of goods after Exit. This includes seeking to avoid unnecessary duplication of compliance activity for businesses and proposing that the UK and EU markets continue to recognise the validity of registrations issued prior to exit.</p><p> </p><p>While it would not be appropriate to pre-judge the outcome of the negotiations we will discuss with the EU and Member States how best to continue cooperation in chemicals regulation in the best interests of both the UK and the EU.</p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
grouped question UIN 117430 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-11T17:22:41.887Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T17:22:41.887Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
413
label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
800809
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Chemicals: EU Law remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether UK registrations under the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & Restriction of Chemicals regulation will continue to be recognised after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
tabling member printed
Hilary Benn more like this
uin 117430 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
answer text <p>The European Union (Withdrawal Bill) will convert existing EU chemicals law, including REACH, into domestic law wherever practical, giving consumers and businesses as much certainty as possible. The UK is strongly committed to the effective and safe management of chemicals. That will not change when we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its position paper on continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK in August. This paper set out the principles the UK is proposing for ensuring the availability of goods after Exit. This includes seeking to avoid unnecessary duplication of compliance activity for businesses and proposing that the UK and EU markets continue to recognise the validity of registrations issued prior to exit.</p><p> </p><p>While it would not be appropriate to pre-judge the outcome of the negotiations we will discuss with the EU and Member States how best to continue cooperation in chemicals regulation in the best interests of both the UK and the EU.</p>
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
grouped question UIN 117429 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-11T17:22:41.823Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T17:22:41.823Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
413
label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
802130
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Chemicals: EU Law remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of businesses in the chemical industry considering relocating from the UK to the EU in the event that the UK does not remain part of the REACH system for authorising chemicals after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
tabling member printed
Bill Esterson more like this
uin 117817 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
answer text <p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is working closely with the chemical industry to understand the impacts resulting from UK’s exit from the EU. We want to minimise the regulatory and market access barriers for UK businesses, including for those in the chemicals sector. We want to ensure that UK companies have the maximum freedom to trade with and operate within European markets – and to let European businesses do the same in the UK.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-11T15:56:33.247Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T15:56:33.247Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
4061
label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
822892
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Chemicals: EU Law remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that the UK retains the regulatory standards set out in REACH after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 122575 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
answer text <p>The Withdrawal Bill will convert current EU law into domestic law wherever practical, giving consumers and businesses as much certainty as possible. This includes laws relating to chemicals. The UK is strongly committed to the effective and safe management of chemicals. That will not change when we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-24T16:36:14.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-24T16:36:14.077Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this