Interim Director of Consumer Protection & Market Operations to be heard.
The Director of Consumer Protection and Market Operations provided an oral update in respect of Brexit, adding that he would provide most of the update now, but there were some matters that he would raise in the Non-Public part of the meeting.
The Interim Director of Consumer Protection explained that a letter from the Chairmen of the Policy and Resources and Port Health and Environmental Services Committees had been circulated to the chairs of relevant parliamentary select committees and MPs with ports in their areas. Funding bids had been sent to Government and officers were in regular contact with the Ports regarding relevant Brexit scenarios.
Officers were addressing risks, for example a bid had been submitted to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for funding regarding the Heathrow Animal Reception Centre and if this were unsuccessful, officers would look to approach the Town Clerk to seek use of the Brexit contingency fund that had been established.
RESOLVED – That the Committee note the update.