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Agriculture Minister Jim Paice updated Parliament today on the progress of payments to farmers under the Single Payment Scheme. Mr Paice said: In the statement made by my Rt. hon friend the Secretary of State on 14 July (col.41-44 WS), she explained that the RPA business plan for 2011-12 would be updated when the Agency’s [...]
Judith Webb MBE has been reappointed as an independent member of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), by Richard Benyon, Natural Environment and Marine Minister. JNCC is the public body that advises the UK Government and devolved administrations on UK-wide and international nature conservation. The reappointment has been made in accordance with the Code issued [...]
Sir Henry Keswick and Ms Jennifer Ullman have been reappointed to the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew by Lord Taylor. These appointments and have been made in accordance with the Code issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The Trustees do not receive any direct remuneration for their services, although reasonable [...]
Anna Meredith has been appointed Chair of the Zoos Expert Committee and Deborah Bradfield, Sarah-Jane Brown and Cheryl Williams have been appointed as members of the Committee. The Zoos Expert Committee provides UK Ministers with independent technical advice on zoo policy matters. Its key role is to provide advice and recommendations on measures to encourage [...]
The two countries share ambitious plans for reform, centred on a more competitive agriculture sector and better incentives to improve the environment.
John Points, Jonathan Statham and Dr Stella Walsh will serve from September 2011 until December 2014.
Defra has granted consent to Rothamsted Research to conduct a research trial in 2012 and 2013 of GM wheat. The research is on wheat that has been genetically modified to resist aphids, which are a pest in wheat crops.
The Government response to a consultation on proposals to move British Waterways from a public corporation to a new charity has been published today.
William Cockbain and Professor David Macdonald have been appointed to the Board of Natural England, the body responsible for enhancing and managing the natural environment, by Richard Benyon, Natural Environment and Marine Minister.
A consultation on the proposal to abolish the Inland Waterways Advisory Council (IWAC) has been launched by Defra.