Prime Minister announces Environment Bill
The Prime Minister has announced the Government will bring forward the first Environment Bill in over 20 years. Theresa May confirmed the Bill at a Liaison Committee of Select Committee Chairs hearing on Wednesday 18 July.
She later commented:
“Today I announced that the Government will bring forward the first Environment Bill in over 20 years. This builds on our 25-Year Environment Plan, setting out what we are doing to improve the environment for the next generation.”
Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, said:
“The Prime Minister has made clear on a number of occasions we will not weaken environmental protections when we leave the EU. Today’s announcement that this government will bring forward the first Environment Bill in over 20 years builds on the vision we set out in our 25-Year Environment Plan to leave our precious environment in a better state than we found it.
“This Bill is another key step towards achieving a Green Brexit and it will help to ensure Britain can be cleaner and greener for future generations.”
Details of the bill’s contents will be brought forward in due course.