Food standards scrutiny In an integral concession to farmers and other groups, the Government has promised that post-Brexit trade prices will be analyzed by the individual Trade and Agriculture Commission before they are finalised.
The Commission will assess their impact on agriculture, animal welfare and the environment, and put its recommendations before Parliament. Created in July, the Commission was expected to last six months, but will now be set on a statutory foundation and carry on its work for at least three years. Ministers also indicated that no prospective deals would allow the import of chlorinated chicken. Patel is the next senior minister,after Michael Gove, the Cabinet Office Minister, to oppose small developments in their constituencies, The Sunday Times reports. Patel has opposed at least four improvements which would have provided 141 affordable homes, such as”A-rated fossil-fuel-free homes”.
Shooting restrictions Pheasant shooting is to be restricted in regions of England, the Government announced last week, under pressure from a wildlife campaign directed from the BBC presenter Chris Packham. He had established a judicial review, to push for a ban on the launch of those non-native birds near special protection areas. To prevent fighting it, the Government has agreed that shoots will need to seek a licence from Natural England to release the birds within 500 metres of secure sites.