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Thread #165570 Message #3994909
Posted By: Iains
02-Jun-19 - 08:50 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Those regulations are for our benefit. They ensure that the food we buy is safe to eat, that our employers have to make us safe at work for example. I want those regulations kept.
Regulation started in the UK long before the EU
In 1833 the Government passed a Factory Act to improve conditions for children working in factories.
The first law in British history to regulate the production and sale of food began in 1266. The Assisa Panis et Cervisiæ, or Assize of Bread and Ale was developed in late Medieval English Law to regulate the price, weight and quality of manufactured bread and beer.
Mines and Collieries Act 1842, commonly known as the Mines Act 1842, was an act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It prohibited all girls and boys under ten years old from working underground in coal mines
Adulteration of Food and Drink and Drugs Act 1872 made the appointment of public analysts mandatory and made it an offence to sell mixtures (chicory and coffee, for example) unless these was declared. The Act covered drugs for first time, introduced an element of central control.
Of course more recently the Cullen report on piper alpha caused a stepchange in safety in the entire worldwide oil industry
As can be demonstrated the UK was the first country to initiate legislation to protect people in the industrial age, therefore such continued legislation is not dependent on the EU.
It is completely illogical to believe such legislation would cease after leaving the EU.