Tuesday 15 October 2019 / 8:52 AM Sue Hayman

“Boris Johnson is threatening our environment with reckless trade agreements” – Sue Hayman, Shadow DEFRA Secretary

Commenting on the Environment Bill, Sue Hayman, Shadow Secretary for DEFRA said:

“Boris Johnson is threatening our environment with reckless new trade agreements that would undercut Britain’s environmental standards.

“The government must legislate to ensure that the UK won’t fall behind the EU on environmental standards and that the Office for Environmental Protection is fully independent and resourced.

“The government’s air quality plans have already been ruled unlawful multiple times. Tory cuts have stopped government agencies from protecting our environment and left councils struggling to tackle fly tipping and littering.”