Lords to question George Eustice on fisheries

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The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee will continue its short inquiry into Brexit and UK fisheries policy today, Wednesday 14 September when it will question the Minister for Fisheries George Eustice MP and representatives from Norway and Iceland.

The Committee previously explored some of the UK’s interests in a future fisheries relationship with the EU and what opportunities the UK has to protect those interests after Brexit.

In this session, the Committee will further assess the UK’s approach to a fisheries policy post Brexit and question George Eustice MP on what his plans are to co-operate with the EU to deliver this. Representatives from the Norwegian Ministry for Trade, Industry and Fisheries and Iceland’s Ambassador to the UK will also provide evidence on how other coastal states approach fisheries management from outside the EU.

The House of Lords EU Committee and its six Sub-Committees are conducting a coordinated series of short inquiries looking at the key issues that will arise in the forthcoming negotiations on Brexit.

Taken as a whole, this programme of work will be the most extensive and thorough parliamentary scrutiny of Brexit.