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A consultation on including proposed major sewers within the existing planning process for major infrastructure projects has been launched by Defra today.
“The current CFP has failed. It has not given us healthy fish stocks and it has not delivered a sustainable living for our fishing industry. Only genuine fundamental reform of this broken policy can turn around these failures.
Thirteen people have been convicted in connection with Europe’s biggest ever illegal veterinary medicine business in which more than £6 million of products were smuggled to the UK, risking the health of people and animals.
The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has appointed Sir Tony Hawkhead and Paul Rew as Non-executive Directors to the Department.
Defra has today published its review of Ofwat, assessing whether the economic regulator for the water sector is fit for future challenges.
Agriculture Minister Jim Paice updated Parliament today on the progress of payments to farmers under the Single Payment Scheme.
Surprise bills, which can run into tens of thousands of pounds, to repair broken, blocked or damaged sewers will no longer catch out water customers after changes being introduced today by Environment Minister Richard Benyon.
It will become cheaper and easier to travel abroad with pets when new rules are introduced at the start of next year.
Lord Chris Smith of Finsbury has been re-appointed as Chair of the Environment Agency for a further three years by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman.