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Environment Protection

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL4916, tabled on 22 January 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether planning and consenting legislation, such as the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1154), will be amended to ensure that a favourable assessment from the European Commission is no longer required following withdrawal from the Euratom Treaty, prior to granting a permit or consent; and if so, how.

Answered on

29 January 2018

The UK’s future relationship with Euratom is subject to negotiation with the European Commission. Our aim is to seek a close and effective association with Euratom in future which aims to maintain as much continuity as possible. Any potential amendments that may be required to legislation as a result of the negotiations are under consideration.