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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-31021
Asked by: Ruth Maguire, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 30 July 2020

Question

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its commitment to remain aligned to EU environmental regulations at the end of the transition period, what discussions it has had with the UK Government to ensure that the future relationship with the EU will not result in the chemical industry having to repeat animal tests in order to retain their registrations under a new UK-REACH system.

Current status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 13 August 2020


Answer

We have regular discussions with the UK Government where we have repeatedly made clear our preference for retaining membership of the European Chemical Agency. We feel this provides the best protection for human health and the environment, and minimises the need for duplicate testing. This position is advocated by industry and other environmental stakeholders across the UK.