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December 2003

31 December 2003
Brucellosis Compensation 541/03
30 December 2003
BSE & offspring cull compensation 540/03
22 December 2003
Government announces new members of the Darwin Advisory Committee 539/03
22 December 2003
Beckett agrees to drought order 538/03
19 December 2003
Hazardous waste - an action plan for its reduction and environmentally sound management 537/03
19 December 2003
2004 European fisheries deal gives support to UK fishing industry 536/03
18 December 2003
England on course to meet 2003/04 recycling target 534/03
17 December 2003
Good deal for producers on sheep and goat identification 533/03
16 December 2003
Advice to pregnant women during the lambing season 532/03
15 December 2003
New regulation laid in Parliament to enhance animal welfare at slaughter and killing 531/03
15 December 2003
Annual Report of Veterinary Residues Committee 530/03
15 December 2003
Government signs up to major farm tenancy reforms 529/03
15 December 2003
Sustainable farming and food: One year on 528/03
15 December 2003
Government driving on with its plans to recycle more of England's waste 527/03
12 December 2003
Defra publishes Independent Scientific Group's vaccine scoping study 526/03
12 December 2003
Launch of consultation on the Animal Health and Welfare Strategy Implementation Plan for England 525/03
11 December 2003
Environmentally responsible farming courses available across England, backed by Defra funding 524/03
11 December 2003
Water framework directive transposed 523/03
10 December 2003
Defra to pay for satellite monitoring 522/03
9 December 2003
Alun Michael launches proposals on use of off-road vehicles on rights of way 521/03
8 December 2003
Progress made on containing potato ring rot 520/03
8 December 2003
Non-native species framework: Defra launches consultation 519/03
5 December 2003
Information bulletin: Chair of JNCC moves on to pastures new 518/03
5 December 2003
New chairman takes over to advise on long-term management of UK radioactive waste 517/03
5 December 2003
Illegal use pesticides remains a hazard to wildlife, report shows 516/03
5 December 2003
Central point of expertise proposed to help public sector buy timber from sustainable sources 515/03
5 December 2003
Be honest on green claims, government tells business 514/03
4 December 2003
Phytophthora ramorum: more resources and new disease confirmations 513/03
4 December 2003
Alun Michael launches key rural regeneration scheme 512/03
4 December 2003
The environment in your pocket 511/03
3 December 2003
Award ceremony for new clerk qualification 510/03
1 December 2003
Defra announces progress on developing emergency vaccination as an additional control strategy for foot and mouth disease and opens consultation on a revision of the contingency plan 2002 509/03
1 December 2003
Wildlife Population: Headline indicators for Sustainable Development 2002 508/03
1 December 2003
New lay members appointed to Advisory Committee on Pesticides 507/03
1 December 2003
Better news for farmland birds 506/03

November 2003

28 November 2003
Non-sector catch limits for December 2003 in the North Sea (area IV), west of Scotland (area VI) and area VII 505/03
28 November 2003
Brucellosis compensation 504/03
28 November 2003
New initiative encouraging farmers to combat sheep scab and lice infestations 503/03
27 November 2003
£429, 574 penalties for fisheries offences at Swansea Crown Court 502/03
27 November 2003
BSE & offspring cull compensation 501/03
27 November 2003
Farm incomes up third year in a row, forecasts show 500/03
26 November 2003
Climate change has big impact for business and investment 499/03
26 November 2003
Information bulletin:Consultation announced on sewerage undertakers (pollution inventory) directions 2003 498/03
26 November 2003
Public Sector food must tackle poor diet:Lord Whitty 497/03
25 November 2003
New deadline for applications for the Environmentally Sensitive Areas Scheme 496/03
25 November 2003
Environment Minister Elliot Morley outlines drive towards sustainable development in public services 495/03
24 November 2003
New Chief Veterinary Officer appointed to Defra 494/03
24 November 2003
Ragwort Control Act 493/03
24 November 2003
75M boost to recycling and composting in the North West 492/03
24 November 2003
New centre to link scientists,farmers and industry 491/03
21 November 2003
Sustainable buildings task group line-up revealed 490/03
21 November 2003
Report sets out Defra's progress and challenges ahead 489/03
21 November 2003
Information bulletin:The changing face of waste PFI 488/03
21 November 2003
Advisory Committee for Business and the Environment Annual Report 487/03
21 November 2003
Water Bill receives royal assent 486/03
20 November 2003
Government announces packaging waste recovery and recycling targets for 2004-2008 485/03
19 November 2003
Further precautionary action against potato ring rot 484/03
19 November 2003
Sales of veterinary antimicrobials 483/03
18 November 2003
Defra announces 1.6m research project on National Scrapie Plan and breed traits 482/03
18 November 2003
Information bulletin: GM research report published 481/03
17 November 2003
Prosecution of Belgian skipper for fishing inside UK 6 mile limit Brighton magistrates court 14th November 2003 480/03
17 November 2003
New team appointed to find long term solution for UK nuclear waste 479/03
15 November 2003
Third and fourth US ships to be stored in Hartlepool 478/03
14 November 2003
Government launches horse website 477/03
14 November 2003
Waste and Emissions Trading Bill receives Royal Assent 476/03
13 November 2003
Regional Advisory Councils for fisheries management: Defra launches consultation 475/03
13 November 2003
Six-million pound boost for energy-saving heating 474/03
12 November 2003
First finding of potato ring rot in the United Kingdom 473/03
12 November 2003
Defra consults on proposals for application of new EU-wide controls on scrapie-affected farms 472/03
11 November 2003
UK signs up to the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Animals during International Transport 471/03
11 November 2003
Government to pay backdated slaughter premium claims for welfare scheme 470/03
10 November 2003
Illegal residues on winter lettuce: Defra takes action 469/03
8 November 2003
Help us shape Defra's rural stategy, Alun Michael tells Rural Affairs for England 467/03
7 November 2003
Statement on US "ghost" ships: decision made on temporary storage 468/03
7 November 2003
Start preparing now for new controls on farm waste 466/03
6 November 2003
Information bulletin: New appointment to the Anglian Regional Flood Defence Committee 465/03
6 November 2003
Household Waste Recycling Bill gets Royal Assent 464/03
6 November 2003
Statement on US "ghost"ships: A solution that puts environment and safety first 463/03
6 November 2003
Environment Minister: "it pays to save water" 462/03
5 November 2003
First infected oak found in Sussex 461/03
5 November 2003
Government announces new deadline for horse passports 460/03
4 November 2003
136, 598 fines in Welsh courts for fisheries offences 459/03
4 November 2003
England's rural future - challenges and priorities 458/03
4 November 2003
Minister announces the suspension of badger culling in reactive areas of the Randomised Badger Culling Trial 457/03
4 November 2003
Bathing water quality reaches all time high 456/03
3 November 2003
Defra grants licence to bring Great Bustards back to Salisbury Plain 455/03
3 November 2003
Stakeholders consulted on voluntary framework to recognise the TSE resistance of certain flocks of sheep 454/03
3 November 2003
Brucellosis compensation 453/03

October 2003

31 October 2003
Non-sector catch limits for November 2003 in the North Sea (area IV), west of Scotland (area VI) and area VII 452/03
30 October 2003
Government buys into sustainable procurement 451/03
29 October 2003
Millions suffer noisy neighbour misery, survey shows 450/03
29 October 2003
Tender trap set for pests in quest for new defences 449/03
29 October 2003
New drive to combat fast food littering 446/03
28 October 2003
Fisheries Minister intervenes to stop closure of south west under ten metre angler fishery - Bradshaw 448/03
28 October 2003
Defra review of delivery of veterinary services 447/03
28 October 2003
Sustainable development essential to long term peace and security - Beckett 445/03
27 October 2003
BSE & offspring cull compensation 444/03
27 October 2003
Proposals to rationalise compensation for notifiable animal disease control 443/03
27 October 2003
New Defra poster campaign: pigs spread disease rapidly 442/03
24 October 2003
Making millions of meals more sustainable: details of public sector food procurement conference 441/03
24 October 2003
Comments invited on New English Woodland Grant Scheme 440/03
24 October 2003
Access to countryside - balance is key to new restrictions system 439/03
22 October 2003
Directors announced for new fallen stock company 438/03
22 October 2003
Appointment of members to the Advisory Committee on Organic Standards 437/03
22 October 2003
Sugar market reform options out for debate 436/03
22 October 2003
Darwin Initiative awards further funding to successful projects 435/03
22 October 2003
International animal disease monitoring 434/03
22 October 2003
UK Veterinary Surveillance Strategy launched by Defra, the devolved administration and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland 433/03
21 October 2003
Beckett sets up new Sustainable Buildings Task Group 432/03
21 October 2003
Defra moves to protect rare seaweed from dredging damage 431/03
20 October 2003
Countryside Stewardship Scheme open for new applications 430/03
20 October 2003
Organophosphate seminar postponed 429/03
20 October 2003
Local authorities invited to bid for 135m on waste minimisation and recycling 428/03
20 October 2003
Statement by Ben Bradshaw on latest scientific advice on fish stocks 427/03
17 October 2003
Government's response to the VPC's report on antimicrobial resistance in relation to veterinary medicines published 426/03
17 October 2003
Contract awarded to carry out study on structure of the Consumer Council for Water 425/03
16 October 2003
Farm Scale Evaluation results - important new evidence on GM crops 422/03
16 October 2003
GM Crop Farm Scale Evaluation results published today 423/03
(Issued on behalf of the FSE Scientific Steering Committee)
15 October 2003
Launch of the first world atlas of seagrasses 424/03
15 October 2003
Reducing risks from hazardous chemicals - views sought on voluntary action 421/03
15 October 2003
Advisory Committee on Pesticides' annual report published 420/03
15 October 2003
Information bulletin:Financial Management and Policy Review of the Commons Commissioners published 419/03
14 October 2003
Chairman of the Environment Agency re-appointed 418/03
13 October 2003
Information bulletin:Background note for journalists on the farm scale evaluations of GM crops: publication of the results and the way ahead 417/03
13 October 2003
GM research reports published 416/03
13 October 2003
Regulation of GM crop trials to be strengthened 415/03
10 October 2003
CVO to mark a major stage in the re-development of VLA Weybridge 414/03
08 October 2003
Lord Selborne succeeds Viscount Blakenham at Kew 413/03
07 October 2003
Alun Michael launches new web-guide to farmland walks 412/03
07 October 2003
Defra welcomes BNFL plant - scale trial to reduce radioactive discharges 411/03
07 October 2003
Offers made for English decommissioning scheme 410/03
06 October 2003
Watchtree nature reserve - creation of an independent trust 409/03
03 October 2003
"Conservation is not enough" - Minister sets out living communities challenge for National Parks 408/03
02 October 2003
New European-wide controls on scrapie-affected farms from 1 October 407/03
02 October 2003
Encouraging results from trials to reduce dolphin deaths 406/03
01 October 2003
Government consultation on farm reform extended 405/03
01 October 2003
Brucellosis compensation 404/03

September 2003

30 September 2003
HMS Severn joins the Fishery Protection Squadron 403/03
30 September 2003
Your opportunity to contribute to one of England's largest sustainable development projects 402/03
30 September 2003
Information bulletin:Shake-up for grants to help farmers protect environment 401/03
29 September 2003
Non-sector catch limits for October 2003 in the North Sea (area IV), west of Scotland (area VI) and area VII400/03
26 September 2003
More certainty on 5000 km of rights of way - consultation on restricted byways launched 399/03
26 September 2003
BSE & offspring cull compensation 398/03
25 September 2003
Harnessing the dynamic of economic progress to protect the environment 397/03
24 September 2003
Defra announces the go-ahead plans for a National Scrapie Plan Scheme for scrapie-affected flocks 396/03
24 September 2003
Margaret Beckett responds to GM Nation? report 395/03
24 September 2003
Defra to review marine fisheries and environmental enforcement arrangements in England and Wales 394/03
24 September 2003
Defra launches consultation on proposals to modernise legislation on veterinary surgery 393/03
23 September 2003
Information bulletin:Defra consults on pollution standards for industrial sectors 392/03
23 September 2003
Eurostar launches service for guide dogs under the Pet Travel Scheme 391/03
23 September 2003
Information bulletin: Consultation on Landfill Directive waste acceptance criteria 390/03
23 September 2003
Whitty welcomes new farming and food research forum 389/03
23 September 2003
Minister marks 2.5M renovation project at former munitions factory 388/03
23 September 2003
Morley welcomes new river water figures but says there is more to do 386/03
23 September 2003
Statistical Release: River water quality headline indicator for sustainable development: 2002 385/03
22 September 2003
£304, 854 penalties for fisheries offences at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court 387/03
22 September 2003
We must ensure that regulation of GM technology continues to improve - Elliot Morley 384/03
19 September 2003
Information bulletin: Commons register search fees 382/03
18 September 2003
Government works in partnership with the horse industry to fund definitive research 381/03
17 September 2003
Government launches new leaflet to raise awareness of the need for horse passports 380/03
17 September 2003
Pesticide Residues Committee publishes 2002 annual report 379/03
16 September 2003
Lord Selborne reappointed Chairman of Chemicals Advisory Forum 378/03
16 September 2003
Work together to meet targets for recycling household waste - Morley 377/03
12 September 2003
Cash boost for farmer cooperation 376/03
12 September 2003
Information bulletin: Farm-scale evaluations GM crops: arrangements for publication by scientific steering committee on 16th October and consideration of the results by ACRE 375/03
11 September 2003
Moving to a more sustainable sheep sector 374/03
11 September 2003
Global treaty on GMOs takes effect 373/03
11 September 2003
Environmental impact of all products should be assessed, say experts 372/03
11 September 2003
Scrapie surveillance in Great Britain: January 2002 - March 2003 - results and findings 371/03
10 September 2003
UK leads international opposition to Iceland's scientific whaling 370/03
10 September 2003
Beckett urges stronger trade and environment links 369/03
10 September 2003
New Chairman for GM Crops Advisory Committee 368/03
10 September 2003
Information bulletin: Public invited to annual open meeting on pesticides 367/03
9 September 2003
Government consults on special conservation for Darwin Mounds - Morley 366/03
8 September 2003
Defra hosts seminar on cormorant research project 365/03
8 September 2003
Hill Farm Allowance - Revised Rates For 2004 364/03
4 September 2003
New pest of maize found in the UK 363/03
4 September 2003
Appointment of members to the Veterinary Products Committee and its sub-committees 362/03
4 September 2003
Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve - protecting our natural heritage 361/03
3 September 2003
Defra publishes Race Equality Scheme 360/03
3 September 2003
Pesticide residues in food - first quarter results for 2003 359/03
2 September 2003
Landowners given right to open land for public access 358/03
1 September 2003
Appointments to the Environment Agency Board 357/03
1 September 2003
Brucellosis Compensation 356/03
1 September 2003
Autumn ploughing of uncultivated land 355/03
1 September 2003
Organic Farming Minister Ben Bradshaw visits one of the first organic maintenance grant holders 354/03

August 2003

29 August 2003
Consultation begins on wetland creation at Wallasea Island, Essex 353/03
29 August 2003
Non-sector catch limits for September 2003 in the north sea (area iv), west of Scotland (area vi) and area vii 352/03
29 August 2003
Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve: biodiversity boosts the quality of community life 351/03
29 August 2003
Consultation on the Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme 350/03
29 August 2003
BSE & Offspring Cull Compensation 349/03
27 August 2003
Municipal Waste Management Survey 2001/2002 348/03
26 August 2003
New Members needed for National Park Authorities and Broads Authority 347/03
26 August 2003
Make millions of daily meals more sustainable: Lord Whitty 346/03
22 August 2003
Morley announces support for further local authority recycling in England 345/03
22 August 2003
Reform of agricultural management of common land 344/03
21 August 2003
68,500 fine for fisheries offences at Swansea Crown Court 343/03
21 August 2003
Alternative energy schemes share in 1.26 million boost 342/03
20 August 2003
UK gains emergency protection for the Darwin Mounds 341/03
18 August 2003
Applications sought for 12th round of biodiversity grants programme 340/03
15 August 2003
Defra Press Office: Staff and responsibilities 339/03
14 August 2003
Reappointment of five members of the Darwin Advisory Committee 338/03
14 August 2003
Lake District partnership celebrates ten years of environmental investment 337/03
12 August 2003
Defra gives money to local authorities for sustainable waste management initiatives 336/03
11 August 2003
Defra Consults On Defining Rare Breeds For Protection During Disease Outbreaks 335/03
8 August 2003
New appointments to Thames Regional Flood Defence Committee 334/03
7 August 2003
Information bulletin: Advice to gardeners - check your shed and use up pesticides 333/03
7 August 2003
Advice to pet owners and livestock transporters during hot weather 332/03
7 August 2003
English decommissioning scheme reopens to applications 331/03
7 August 2003
Defra consults on disease control slaughter policy for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease 330/03
7 August 2003
Dragons and damsels light up Leicestershire farm 329/03
6 August 2003
Defra launches consultation on extending Habitat and Birds Directive 328/03
6 August 2003
Enhancements to pig identification rules announced 327/03
5 August 2003
Challenging new targets set for direct mail 326/03
4 August 2003
Morley announces consultation on significant European Water DIrective 325/03
1 August 2003
Information bulletin: Farm scale evaluations of GM crops - arrangements for publication and consideration of the results 324/03
1 August 2003
Brucellosis compensation 323/03

July 2003

31 July 2003
Environment Minister Welcomes International Environmental Monitoring Effort 322/03
31 July 2003
Non-sector catch limits for August 2003 in the North Sea (Area IV), West of Scotland (Area VI) and Area VII 321/03
31 July 2003
Government sets new targets to protect UK biodiversity 320/03
31 July 2003
Defra helps preserve the 'best view' in Britain 319/03
30 July 2003
Website lets manufacturers & suppliers tap into technological tax relief 318/03
29 July 2003
Defra short lists three companies for outsourced IT 317/03
29 July 2003
'Sudden Oak Death' discovered in tree species 316/03
29 July 2003
Defra consults on packaging waste recovery and recycling targets 315/03
28 July 2003
Defra's Fisheries Directorate move to Whitehall Place East, London SW1A 2HH 314/03
28 July 2003
New emergency veterinary reserve proposed 313/03
25 July 2003
EU review of pesticides - advice for gardeners 312/03
25 July 2003
Defra ensures precautionary action at GM oil seed rape evalution sites 311/03
25 July 2003
BSE & offspring cull compensation 310/03
25 July 2003
New appointment to Southern Regional Flood Defence Committee 309/03
25 July 2003
Closing alleyways in battle against crime 307/03
24 July 2003
UK fallen stock scheme to go ahead 308/03
24 July 2003
UK welcomes European proposals to limit dolphin deaths 306/03
24 July 2003
Islands in the sun 305/03
24 July 2003
New moves to prevent ragwort poisoning 304/03
24 July 2003
Shark finning must stop: Ben Bradshaw 302/03
23 July 2003
Defra has no problems recruiting staff, says minister Alun Michael 303/03
22 July 2003
Government presses ahead with consultation on farm reforms 301/03
21 July 2003
Appointments to the National Park Authorities and the Broads Authority 300/03
21 July 2003
Welsh lamb wins EU quality award 299/03
21 July 2003
Consultation on access to information for pesticide spraying 298/03
18 July 2003
Results of government fact finding exercise on packaging waste 297/03
17 July 2003
Home-Grown Cereals authority appointments 296/03
17 July 2003
CEFAS 2002/03 Annual Report & Accounts published 295/03
16 July 2003
Defra makes new appointment to New Forest court of Verderers 294/03
16 July 2003
Information bulletin: Defra publishes pollution standards for industrial sectors 293/03
16 July 2003
Margaret Beckett announces way forward on radioactive waste management 292/03
16 July 2003
Transport of animals: European proposals are 'valuable progress'- Ben Bradshaw 291/03
16 July 2003
The sound of Southwark paves the way for London 290/03
16 July 2003
England's landscapes will help boost rural revival 285/03
15 July 2003
Morley announces Darwin pre-project awards 289/03
15 July 2003
New initiatives launched as Government announces outline animal health and welfare strategy 'chance to restore reputation' - Bradshaw 288/03
15 July 2003
Action Plan to promote high standards of prevention and control through farm health planning 287/03
15 July 2003
Directorate celebrates a decade of improving pesticide safety 286/03
15 July 2003
Councils should prepare for climate change, says Morley 284/03
14 July 2003
Endangered coral species get "ARKIVED" 283/03
14 July 2003
Rural health, transport and education boost 282/03
14 July 2003
Veterinary Laboratories Agency achieves its targets 281/03
14 July 2003
Proposed bird haven in Essex: further sites to be assessed 280/03
14 July 2003
New horticulture "centre of excellence" announced 279/03
14 July 2003
New drive to deliver government's waste objectives 278/03
14 July 2003
New appointments to South West Regional Flood Defence Committee 277/03
11 July 2003
Temporary arrangements for rare breeds of sheep participating in the National Scrapie Plan 276/03
11 July 2003
Defra confirms plans for a national scrapie plan semen archive 275/03
11 July 2003
Veterinary Medicines Directorate annual report and accounts for 2002/03 274/03
10 July 2003
English regions enjoying successes - and facing challenges - on quality of life 273/03
10 July 2003
Statistical release: Regional quality of life counts - results for the English regions 272/03
9 July 2003
The Hunting Bill is clear and enforceable: Michael 271/03
9 July 2003
Cereals and oilseeds levy rates announced 270/03
9 July 2003
Prescription only veterinary medicines 269/03
9 July 2003
Drinking water quality improves again - Morley 269/03
8 July 2003
Environmental Protection Expenditure by Industry in 2001 268/03
7 July 2003
Information bulletin: Policy review of the Inland Waterways Amenity Advisory Council 266/03
7 July 2003
New version of Countryside Information System 265/03
7 July 2003
Pilot scheme launched for free retailer take-back of fridges 264/03
4 July 2003
Information bulletin: Guidance on appeals against mapping of open countryside 263/03
4 July 2003
BSE: UK submits report to European Commission arguing for same risk status as other EU member states 262/03
4 July 2003
Defra to pilot electronic identification for sheep on English farms 261/03
4 July 2003
Proposals for TB testing by technicians unveiled 260/03
4 July 2003
Morley announces further funding for local authority recycling 259/03
3 July 2003
Non-sector catch limits for July 2003 in the North Sea (Area IV), West of Scotland (Area VI) and Area VII 258/03
3 July 2003
Environmental project achieving sustainable development, says Beckett 257/03
3 July 2003
Children bring creative talent to the Tower of London 256/03
3 July 2003
The Government's response to the recommendations contained in the report of the Veterinary Products Committee (VPC) working group on feline and canine vaccination 255/03
3 July 2003
Pet Travel Scheme - EC regulation on the movement of pets 254/03
2 July 2003
Covent Garden Market Chairman to serve another year 253/03
2 July 2003
Standing animal movements regime and biosecurity changes for the autumn 252/03
1 July 2003
Hunting Bill amendments tabled 251/03
1 July 2003
Publication of biosecurity to prevent spread of animal diseases 250/03
1 July 2003
Hedgelaying promoted through Rural Enterprise Scheme 249/03
1 July 2003
Brucellosis compensation 248/03
1 July 2003
Consultation on review of existing private sewers and drains in England and Wales 247/03
1 July 2003
Planning for the future of our landscape - Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty annual conference 246/03

June 2003

 
30 June 2003
Defra delivering, Beckett tells Royal Show 245/03
30 June 2003
New appointment to Yorkshire Regional Flood Defence Committee 244/03
30 June 2003
New appointment to Northumbria Regional Flood Defence Committee 243/03
30 June 2003
New appointment to Midlands Regional Flood Defence Committee 242/03
30 June 2003
New appointment to Anglian Regional Flood Defence Committee 241/03
30 June 2003
Proposals to combat power plant pollution published 240/03
27 June 2003
Consultation to encourage genuine waste recovery 239/03
27 June 2003
Environmental reporting: Beckett welcomes Operating and Financial Review working group consultation document 238/03
27 June 2003
Better transport key to quality of life in rural areas 237/03
26 June 2003
BSE & offspring cull compensation 236/03
25 June 2003
Hunting bill means the end of hunting wild mammals just for sport - Michael 235/03
24 June 2003
Government response to the report of the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee on Badgers and Bovine TB 233/03
23 June 2003
New appointment to North West Regional Flood Defence Committee 234/03
23 June 2003
Beckett signals transformation of UK boiler market 232/03
23 June 2003
350 new sites on latest Defra guide to farmland walks and rides 231/03
23 June 2003
Information bulletin: Countryside Agency powers to correct minor mapping errors 230/03
20 June 2003
Curry reports good progress on farming and food plans 229/03
20 June 2003
Chair of the British Potato Council re-appointed 228/03
20 June 2003
New fisheries research ship named 227/03
19 June 2003
Ben Bradshaw Parliamentary Under Secretary at Defra 226/03
19 June 2003
Ministerial responsibilities at Defra 225/03
18 June 2003
UK government shows firm commitment to tackling illegal logging - Morley 224/03
18 June 2003
Survey shows no evidence of warble fly in GB cattle herds 223/03
18 June 2003
Outbreak of Spring Viraemia of Carp 222/03
18 June 2003
Harsher penalties for wildlife trade offences - Government announces new provisions 221/03
18 June 2003
Defra publishes 2002 Chief Veterinary Officer's annual report 220/03
18 June 2003
Green farming pilots exceed take-up targets 219/03
17 June 2003
Bradshaw welcomes progress on whale conservation 218/03
13 June 2003
New appointments to the Sea Fish Industry Authority 217/03
13 June 2003
Information bulletin: Packaging changes recommended by Advisory Committee 216/03
13 June 2003
Outcome of Milk Development Council quinquennial review 215/03
13 June 2003
International Whaling Commission, Berlin, 16th-19th June 2003 214/03
13 June 2003
3 million boost for farming and food competitiveness 213/03
12 June 2003
Information bulletin: Meacher announces second massive boost to Berkshire environment 212/03
12 June 2003
Information bulletin: British Waterways' Regulatory Reform Order approved 211/03
12 June 2003
Government welcomes adoption of EU FMD directive 210/03
12 June 2003
Announcing the publication of the chemicals stakeholder forum's list of chemicals of concern, 12 June 2003 209/03
10 June 2003
Nephrops and Twin Rig Rules 208/03
9 June 2003
Introduction of Animal By - Product Rules 207/03
9 June 2003
Non-sector catch limits for April 2003 in the North Sea (Area IV), West of Scotland (Area VI) and Area VII 206/03
5 June 2003
Ecomomic review analyses Government involvement in forestry 205/03
5 June 2003
Defra welcomes guiding principles of Lord Haskins' Rural Delivery Review 204/03
5 June 2003
Man-made water rapids opens on Thames 203/03
5 June 2003
Defra tells farmers -'it pays to go organic' 202/03
4 June 2003
Information bulletin:Quality Parish and Town Councils key to local service delivery and information access 201/03
4 June 2003
Understanding low frequency noise and its effect on health 200/03
4 June 2003
Turning down the volume for Noise Action Day 199/03
3 June 2003
Margaret Beckett welcomes launch of GM public debate 198/03
3 June 2003
Farm tenancy reform proposals published 197/03
2 June 2003
Brucellosis compensation 196/03

May 2003

30 May 2003
Defra's Science and Innovation Strategy published 195/03
30 May 2003
Government backs Cornwall's recycling plans 194/03
29 May 2003
BSE& offspring cull compensation 193/03
28 May 2003
Local communities back alleyway closures to combat crime 192/03
27 May 2003
Sheep National Envelope funds to support sustainable farming 191/03
23 May 2003
Re-appointment of Mr Peter Jinman to SEAC 190/03
23 May 2003
Boost for British beef exports 189/03
23 May 2003
Shellfish waters identified as sensitive areas 188/03
23 May 2003
Kiev Conference 'fulfiled its promise' says Margaret Beckett 187/03
22 May 2003
Outbreak of Spring Viraemia of Carp 186/03
22 May 2003
Kiev Conference: Margaret Beckett launches UK environment for Europe fund 185/03
22 May 2003
Michael Meacher 'goes wild' at Kew 184/03
22 May 2003
Municipal waste management statistics 2001/02 182/03
21 May 2003
'Save our disappearing species' warns renowned botanist Dr Peter Raven at 5th annual Darwin Lecture 181/03
21 May 2003
Defra announces winners of new biodiversity scholarship - lasting legacy of 'Darwin initiative' 180/03
21 May 2003
Kiev Conference: protocols signed 183/03
20 May 2003
6.7M more for community energy - programme extended 179/03
20 May 2003
Dolphin by-catch: outcome of grid trials offers hope 178/03
16 May 2003
New appointments for English Regional Flood Defence Committees - Morley 177/03
16 May 2003
Information bulletin: Provisional 2002 packaging waste recycling figures announced 176/03
15 May 2003
North East coast salmon drift net numbers significantly cut EA75/03
15 May 2003
Margaret Beckett disappointed at challenge to EU on trade in GM food and crops 174/03
15 May 2003
Defra announces extension of subscription scheme deadlines on fallen stock disposal 175/03
15 May 2003
Defra publishes results of winter lettuce enforcement programme 172/03
14 May 2003
Information bulletin: Defra consults on pollution standards for non ferrous and coating sectors 173/03
14 May 2003
Defra publishes 2003 Departmental Report 171/03
12 May 2003
Curry group on the road in regional farming and food drive 170/03
12 May 2003
Good biosecurity urged to combat potential spread of avian influenza 169/03
12 May 2003
UK Emissions Trading Scheme off to a flying start 168/03
9 May 2003
UK welcomes agreement in New York: Johannesburg process on track 167/03
9 May 2003
Six day standstill exemption for show animals 166/03
9 May 2003
Three British Waterways board members re-appointed 165/03
8 May 2003
Virgin Atlantic to join UK Pet Travel Scheme 164/03
8 May 2003
Research code of practice will help deliver highest quality of science 163/03
8 May 2003
Information Bulletin: New programme director appointed for the waste implementation programme 162/03
8 May 2003
Defra publishes new guidance on Sites of Special Scientific Interest 161/03
8 May 2003
UK on course for Kyoto say UN experts 160/03
8 May 2003
Information Bulletin: Government seeks views on emissions from crematoria 159/03
8 May 2003
Statistical release: Air quality headline indicator for sustainable development: 2002 (final figures) 158/03
6 May 2003
Alun Michael announces new members of the Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards 157/03
6 May 2003
Beckett to take forward Strategy Unit's waste report 156/03
6 May 2003
Food from Britain receives extra 3 million to support regional food industry 155/03
2 May 2003
Confirmed case of Newcastle Disease in imported birds from West Africa successfully picked up in quarantine 154/03
2 May 2003
Defra launches new three-year strategy 153/03
2 May 2003
Morley announces go ahead for 17 million coastal defence scheme in Kent 152/03
1 May 2003
New safety controls on Ammonium Nitrate 151/03
1 May 2003
Brucellosis compensation 150/03

April 2003

30 April 2003
EU Animal By-Products Regulation - details of legislation and transitional arrangements 149/03
28 April 2003
Green farming pilot has science on its side 148/03
28 April 2003
BSE & offspring cull compensation 147/03
24 April 2003
2002 Pesticides Forum Annual Report published 146/03
16 April 2003
15K fine and costs for fisheries fraud, at Brighton Magistrates Court 145/03
16 April 2003
Information Bulletin: Agricultural Management of Common Land - Stakeholders' report 144/03
16 April 2003
Warm weather brings summer smog warning 143/03
15 April 2003
Review of woodland creation grants in England 142/03
15 April 2003
Independent scientific review of the randomised badger culling trial and associated epidemiological research announced 141/03
15 April 2003
Defra canvasses support for subscription scheme on fallen stock disposal 140/03
14 April 2003
Defra announces outcome of consultation on bird registration 139/03
11 April 2003
Competition Commission inquiry into the distribution of veterinary prescription only medicines 138/03
11 April 2003
268 Million for energy efficiency 137/03
10 April 2003
Sales of veterinary antimicrobials 136/03
9 April 2003
South Downs National Park - public inquiry 135/03
8 April 2003
Support for sustainability - Meacher announces 4 million for biodiversity and education projects 134/03
7 April 2003
22m boost for research as Whitty launches Defra's draft science strategy 133/03
7 April 2003
Rural stress action plan receives 300,000 132/03
7 April 2003
Big CO2 cuts beat industry climate change targets 131/03
4 April 2003
New cattle welfare code introduced 130/03
4 April 2003
1.6m fine for Anglo-Spanish fisheries fraud at Swansea Crown Court 129/03
4 April 2003
Energy labelling extended to household air conditioners and electric ovens 128/03
3 April 2003
Information Bulletin:Government fact finding exercise 127/03
3 April 2003
Morley acts to protect shellfish stocks 126/03
2 April 2003
Information Bulletin:Changes to the planning consultancy advice scheme 125/03
1 April 2003
BSE & offspring cull compensation 124/03
1 April 2003
Brucellosis compensation 123/03
1 April 2003
New chairman for the Agricultural Wages Board 122/03
1 April 2003
Seven English councils awarded beacon status for rural economy work 120/03

March 2003

31 March 2003
Merger of the RPA and BCMS 121/03
31 March 2003
Non-sector catch limits for April 2003 in the North Sea (area IV), West of Scotland (Area VI) and area VII 119/03
31 March 2003
Appointments to the board of the Countryside Agency 118/03
31 March 2003
Farm reforms set to yield 500 million a year for Britain 117/03
28 March 2003
Severest sentence yet for carp smuggler 116/03
28 March 2003
Defra's foot and mouth disease contingency plan 115/03
28 March 2003
Non-native species report welcomed by Defra 114/03
27 March 2003
Information Bulletin: New guidance to help local authorities reduce pollution 113/03
27 March 2003
Additional movement restrictions for cattle herds with overdue TB tests 112 /03
27 March 2003
Horse passport exemption for ponies that run free on Dartmoor, Exmoor and in the New Forest 111/03
27 March 2003
Statistical release: 2001 UK Air emission estimates and climate change sustainable development indicator 110/03
27 March 2003
Government working with the horse industry for long-term prosperity 109/03
26 March 2003
Chairperson and members sought for new radioactive waste task force 108/03
25 March 2003
Review of the UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum 107/03
25 March 2003
Food from Britain Council - new appointments 106/03
25 March 2003
Further action on illegal meat imports 105/03
24 March 2003
5M fishing vessel decommissioning scheme opens 104/03
24 March 2003
From Whitehall to village hall - Beckett launches first rural 0ne-stop shop 103/03
24 March 2003
International biodiversity boosted by 4 million in Government funding Latest 'Darwin' grant winners announced 102/03
20 March 2003
New dolphin plan could limit fishing net deaths 101/03
18 March 2003
Agriculture in the United Kingdom 2002 100/03
18 March 2003
Environmental expertise strengthens Advisory Committee on Pesticides 99/03
18 March 2003
Enriched cages - the way ahead 98/03
17 March 2003
Government publishes report on the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee 97/03
14 March 2003
Consultation launched on various biosecurity measures for livestock industry 96/03
14 March 2003
New appointments to the Sea Fish Industry Authority 95/03
14 March 2003
Consultation begins to improve waste management licensing 94/03
13 March 2003
Advice to egg and poultry producers following outbreak of avian influenza in the Netherlands 93/03
13 March 2003
Information Bulletin: new appointment to Advisory Committee on Packaging 92/03
12 March 2003
Morley announces streamlined system for better flood and coastal defence service 91/03
11 March 2003
1.6 million boost for farmers and growers 90/03
11 March 2003
Defra launches training package to deal with emergencies 89/03
11 March 2003
Defra online livestock service beats targets 88/03
11 March 2003
Defra civil servant wins prestigious Nuffield scholarship 87/03
11 March 2003
Information Bulletin: Beckett approves Gloucestershire recycling initiative 86/03
11 March 2003
Chemicals Stakeholder Forum annual report 2001-2002 85/03
10 March 2003
Non-sector catch limits for March 2003 in the North Sea (Area IV), West of Scotland (Area VI) and Area VII 84/03
7 March 2003
Government bans live poultry from the Netherlands following outbreak of avian influenza 83/03
7 March 2003
Food and drink industry to join sustainability drive 82/03
4 March 2003
Warmer homes for millions: Government report shows "encouraging" drop in fuel poverty 81/03
4 March 2003
Contagious equine metritis confirmed in "at risk" horse 80/03
3 March 2003
Delivering the vision:Margaret Beckett visits model farm in north west 79/03
3 March 2003
New appointment to Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) 78/03
3 March 2003
Brucellosis compensation 77/03

February 2003

28 February 2003
216,000 fine for Anglo-Spanish fisheries fraud at Milford Haven 76/03
28 February 2003
Biosecurity Guidance consultation document launched 75/03
28 February 2003
Chance for everyone to have their say on rural delivery in England 74/03
27 February 2003
Hunting bill strengthened and clarified in committee - Michael 73/03
27 February 2003
Air Canada to join Pet Travel Scheme 72/03
27 February 2003
Entry level pilot gets off the ground 70/03
26 February 2003
BSE & offspring cull compensation 69/03
25 February 2003
Farmers to receive information booklets about the Spring 2003 animal movement rules 68/03
25 February 2003
Local authorities set to serve notice on fly-tippers 67/03
24 February 2003
Energy White Paper a major boost for sustainable development - Beckett 66/03
24 February 2003
UK making progress on quality of life 65/03
21 February 2003
Living close to a landfill site cuts property values 64/03
20 February 2003
Discussions on short-term proposals to combat Bovine TB 63/03
20 February 2003
Cull of livestock in the light of Brucellosis cases in Scotland 62/03
20 February 2003
New appointments to English Nature 61/03
20 February 2003
Water bill published, following first reading 60/03
19 February 2003
Information Bulletin: Defra consults on pollution standards for industrial sectors 59/03
18 February 2003
The right path to a better future for farming and food 57/03
14 February 2003
New pig welfare code and pig welfare regulations introduced 56/03
14 February 2003
Proposals unveiled for ram semen archive of lost genotypes 55/03
13 February 2003
Report on antimicrobial resistance in relation to Veterinary Medicines 54/03
12 February 2003
Information Bulletin: New guidance aimed to help reduce local air pollution 53/03
12 February 2003
New Agri-environment scheme gets positive response from farmers 52/03
12 February 2003
New chairman of Advisory Panel on Air Quality appointed 51/03
12 February 2003
Cracking down on crime on public rights of way 50/03
12 February 2003
Morley announces extra money for flood and coastal defence 49/03
11 February 2003
Government wakes up to climate change 48/03
11 February 2003
World is hotting up according to Defra report 47/03
11 February 2003
Working together to create a living,working and vibrant countryside 46/03
7 February 2003
Launch of consultation exercise on draft EU foot-and-mouth directive 45/03
6 February 2003
New chief drinking water inspector appointed 44/03
6 February 2003
5.2Million boost for Community energy schemes 43/03
6 February 2003
Information Bulletin:Tighter air pollution targets formally introduced 42/03
6 February 2003
Towards a UK strategy for sustainable consumption and production: Beckett 41/03
4 February 2003
"We can move towards a near-zero carbon future", says Margaret Beckett 40/03
3 February 2003
Brucellosis Compensation 39/03
3 February 2003
New bird haven proposed for Weymarks, North Essex 38/03
3 February 2003
Keeping sustainable development in the international spotlight 37/03

January 2003

30 January 2003
Government gives 60,000 to fight illegal trade in Ivory 36/03
30 January 2003
Landmark legislation boosts countryside and wildlife 35/03
30 January 2003
Second year of increase in farm incomes 34/03
29 January 2003
Learning from the past - preparing for the future 33/03
28 January 2003
6.4M aid package for English fishermen 32/03
27 January 2003
Final consultation on animal-product rules 31/03
24 January 2003
BSE & offspring cull compensation 30/03
23 January 2003
Morley pushes for EU action to protect cetaceans 29/03
23 January 2003
Food and Farming Minister Lord Whitty announces changes to the spring movement regime 28/03
22 January 2003
Farming reform proposals heading in right direction - Beckett 27/03
21 January 2003
Foodwise 2003 - celebrating the best of British food and drink 26/03
21 January 2003
Beckett sets scene for future water price limits 25/03
20 January 2003
Lord Whitty responds to report on the future of Horticulture Research International 24/03
16 January 2003
UK gets Common Fisheries Policy revisions it wanted, Morley tells Commons 23/03
16 January 2003
Training of ultrasound operators 22/03
16 January 2003
Review of the Government Advisory Committee for Business and the Environment 21/03
16 January 2003
Tighter controls introduced for waste incinerators 20/03
16 January 2003
Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances - annual report 2001/2002 19/03
15 January 2003
Government launches consultation on future of legal protection for hedgerows 18/03
15 January 2003
Morley toughens action against illegal wildlife traders 17/03
14 January 2003
Information bulletin: Laying of British Waterways' regulatory reform order 16/03
14 January 2003
New BSE progress report published - cases continue to decline 15/03
13 January 2003
Statistical release: Air quality headline indicator for sustainable development: 2002 (provisional figures) 14/03
13 January 2003
Air quality improving, say official figures 13/03
10 January 2003
Morley frustrated at setback on dolphin-friendly nets 12/03
9 January 2003
Fish smugglers to face Crown Court sentence 11/03
9 January 2003
5b million grant scheme for farmers gets green light 10/03
9 January 2003
Exposure of cattle to pet food containing prohibited material 9/03
9 January 2003
Introduction of individual identification for sheep and goats -1 February 2003 8/03
9 January 2003
New legislation gives zoos stronger conservation role 7/03
8 January 2003
Review of Commons Commissioners announced 6/03
8 January 2003
Government and the devolved administrations launch the animal health and welfare strategy consultation 5/03
7 January 2003
Horizon scanning strategy strengthens Defra research 4/03
7 January 2003
Demonstration farms open their gates 3/03
6 January 2003
New Pesticides Forum chair appointed 2/03
2 January 2003
Brucellosis compensation 1/03

December 2002

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