Britain's minister for relations with the EU has announced a programme to change or abolish EU laws that currently apply in the UK after Brexit , which David Frost said were "not right for the UK".

The plans include the return of the crown stamp on pint glasses and a pledge to review a ban on marking and selling products in imperial units (pounds and ounces), with legislation "in due course".

Britain and Ireland, as EU member states, have been able to use Imperial measures under a 2008 agreement with the EU.

A Downing Street spokesperson said he proposed review of the use of Imperial Units did not have a deadline or target date for reporting.

The Crown mark - and a number indicating where the glass was made - was used in the production of pint glasses for the UK market up until 2006 to indicate the glass actually held a pint of beer.

According to the website "Mixology", most pint glasses used in Britain are made in France or Belgium.

According to the British government's own website, beer in glasses can only be sold legally in the UK in the following quantities: Third, half, two-thirds of a pint and multiples of half a pint.

Among the legal frameworks for changing are the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and rules governing the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), which are banned from the human food chain in the EU.

Mr Frost said the rules are "too restrictive and not based on sound science".

He said the Environment Secretary will also shortly set out plans to change the regulation of gene-edited organisms.

Medical device regulations from the EU will also face changes in the UK to make that country more competitive in the industrial sector.

Mr Frost also announced plans to "unleash Britain's potential as a world leader in the future of transport", by modernising "outdated EU vehicle standards and unlocking the full range of new transport technologies".

He also said the UK will repeal the EU Port Services Regulations from the UK statute book.

Mr Frost raised the prospect of a fast-track procedure to delete or amend existing EU law in the UK.

He told the House of Lords that he will look at developing "a tailored mechanism for accelerating the repeal or amendment of this retained EU law - in a way which reflects the fact that laws agreed elsewhere have intrinsically less democratic legitimacy than laws initiated by the Government of this country".

In a statement, Mr Frost said the British government intends removing the special status of EU law in British law, and ensuring UK courts can depart from EU case law.

It also intends mounting a comprehensive review of EU law in the UK with the intention eventually "to amend, to replace or to repeal all that retained EU law that is not right for the UK".

Mr Frost claimed "gloom-mongers" have been proved wrong following the UK's departure from the European Union.

His comments came despite ongoing uncertainty over Northern Ireland's trading arrangements and shortages in shops across the UK, which critics say Brexit has exacerbated.

"This economy and this country is prospering vastly already under the arrangements that we are putting in place," he said, adding: "High standards need to reflect the context we are operating in.

"I am sure there will be change, but don't believe those changes will result in regression of standards."

Additional reporting PA