Wednesday 12 September 2018 / 12:01 AM Sue Hayman

The necessary legislation and planning for a possible no deal scenario has not been done – Sue Hayman

Sue Hayman MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, commenting on DEFRA’s progress on EU Exit and prospects of a no deal Brexit, said:

“We are alarmed by the lack of planning carried out by Michael Gove’s department.

“With only months to go until we leave the EU, and the necessary legislation and planning for a possible no deal scenario has not been done.

“The Government must raise the priority of food security during the Brexit negotiations and in the forthcoming Agriculture Bill. Michael Gove must explain why his department has been unable to get up to speed and to take the future food security of our nation more seriously.”