Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner says government’s current Brexit strategy will add unnecessary red tape to the life sciences sector

PUBLISHED: 10:14 04 November 2016

MP Daniel Zeichner. Picture: Keith Heppell

MP Daniel Zeichner. Picture: Keith Heppell

EAAA

The Cambridge MP said the responses he received to his parliamentary question shows the Secretary of State for International Trade is stunningly put of touch

In the Commons yesterday Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner questioned the Secretary of State for International Trade on getting the best possible deal for life sciences sector.

Mr Zeichner asked the minister Liam Fox if he agreed with industry leaders that Britain needs to be a part of a European wide regulatory system? Mr Fox stocked the Chamber with his one word response: “No”.

Daniel Zeichner MP said: “I’m stunned. The Life Sciences sector is one of the most highly regulated and harmonised sectors in the world. The system works for the UK and Cambridge with EU life sciences regulation fostering cross-border collaboration in research and allowing UK science access to the EU market.

“The result is jobs, and quicker access to new medicines for patients. Mr Fox’s plan not to align our industry with the rest of Europe will add unnecessary red tape to the life sciences sector.

“I know he was unwilling to listen to evidence during the referendum campaign but now it is high time for him to wake up and smell the coffee. He needs to listen to what industry experts are saying and do right by Britain.”

comments powered by Disqus

More news stories

Live Traffic Map

Most read stories

Image alt text goes here

Find the perfect role for you – or advertise a vacancy

Find out more

Image alt text goes here

Search for your next home – and read our sparkling content

Find out more

Image alt text goes here

Share your news, pictures and videos with us

Find out more