To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the resources available to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to deliver the legislation needed to prepare for Brexit by the time of UK leaves the EU.
9 November 2018
Defra has an ambitious legislation programme to prepare for the UK’s departure from the EU and has been preparing in earnest. We have acquired staff with legislative experience from other Government departments, formed a Legislative Strategy, Capability and Better Regulations team within Defra, and bolstered our capability across the department to help with coordination and upskilling. As a result, we are confident that we can deliver our legislative programme to ensure that we have a working statute book on the day we leave the EU.