Report of the Director of Consumer Protection and Markets Operations.
The Committee received a report of the Director Markets & Consumer Protection on the update on the impact of the UK leaving the EU (Brexit) on Port Health & Public Protection.
The Committee was advised that this is the 6th report to the Committee. The Department continues to function as business as usual and has made all reasonable Brexit preparations, including for a ‘no deal’ scenario. Members were informed that the Food Standards Agency has provided the Department with further funding of £116,500 to cover additional resources that are part of its Brexit preparations.
Due to the Purdah Period, the level of communications with the Government is kept to a minimum, but the Department will reengage fully once the elections are over.
RESOLVED – Members to note the report.