Powers over agriculture should come straight to Wales, not sit in London after Brexit, says Lesley Griffiths

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Wales needs assurances that powers over the environment and agriculture will come straight to Cardiff post-Brexit and not stay in Westminster, says the Welsh Environment and Rural Affairs Secretary.

Lesley Griffiths says she will meet her UK counterpart Michael Gove for the first time later and she hopes that he will reinstate monthly meetings between the environment ministers of the four parts of the UK so they can discuss how Brexit will affect them.

Ms Griffiths said that the Repeal Bill in its current state would see powers transfer directly from Brussels to London, despite agricultural issues being devolved to the Welsh Government, setting us back almost two decades.

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UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove will be visiting the Royal Welsh Show with Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns later today.