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UK MPs voted against House of Lords’ amendments to protect food standards

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 13, 2020
MPs voted in favour of rejecting the House of Lords’ amendments to the Agriculture Bill.
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According to the BBC, House of Lords peers made several Bill changes, which they felt were necessary to ensure protection of standards; including one that would give MPs a veto over sections in trade deals relating to food imports, which would be required to comply with “relevant domestic standards”.

Although Government is affirming that the EU rules which ban imports of chlorine washed chicken and other products will be automatically written into UK law post Brexit, the House of Lords agreed with the likes of the National Farmers Union and other campaigners, that more stringent legal assurances need to be in place.