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House of Commons Hansard
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Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
05 November 2019
Volume 667

Draft Agriculture (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The following is an extract from the debate on the draft Agriculture (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 on 21 October 2019.

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We allow eggs to be imported only if they meet our marketing standard, which is currently an EU marketing standard. If in future a third country were to meet that standard, which is set out separately in law, there would need to be a body that attests to the fact. That is a power that the Secretary of State must have in future, as the EU will no longer be able to do that for us.

[Official Report, Second Delegated Legislation Committee, 21 October 2019, c. 10.]

Letter of correction from the Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the hon. Member for Camborne and Redruth (George Eustice):

Errors have been identified in my response to the debate.

The correct remarks should have been:

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We allow eggs that do not meet standards equivalent to EU marketing standards to be imported only if their packs are marked accordingly. If in future a third country were to meet a standard equivalent to the UK standard, which is set out separately in law, there would need to be an authority that attests to the fact. That is a power that the Secretary of State must have in future, as the EU will no longer be able to do that for us.