UK REACH database still up in air, government admits

chemical watch | February 27, 2019

UK REACH database still up in air, government admits
With just over a month to go until the UK is due to leave the EU, the government has admitted its REACH IT system may not be ready in time. During a debate on the draft REACH statutory instrument (SI) in the House of Commons on 25 February, junior minister Thérèse Coffey MP from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said the IT system is still being tested. Responding to a question from Caroline Lucas MP (Green), Ms Coffey said: "I will be candid with the House that we will make a call this week on whether the system is ready to go live, or whether we will have to do our contingency plan of companies providing that information to us."

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