Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Government department responsible for environmental protection, food production and standards, agriculture, fisheries and rural communities in the United Kingdom add

Category: Politics

Founded in 2001.

Countries: United Kingdom (48%), (23%), Gloucestershire (13%)

Main connections: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (United Kingdom), Lawn, Home Office

Linked to: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Conservative Party, Northern Ireland Executive, Scottish Government

 

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2001

It was formed in June 2001 under the leadership of Margaret Beckett, when the Ministry of Agriculture,_Fisheries_and_Food (Ministry_of_Agriculture,_Fisheries_and_Food_(United_Kingdom)) was merged with part of the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions and with a small part of the Home Office add something


2003

Lycium barbarum - On 15 January 2003, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs launched a project to improve the regulations protecting traditional countryside hedgerows, and specifically mentioned Duke of Argyll's Tea Tree as one of the species to be found growing in hedges located in Suffolk Sandlings, Hadleigh, Bawdsey, near Ipswich, and Walberswick


2006

Charlene Spretnak - In 2006, she was named by the United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, as one of the "100 Eco-Heroes of All Time

 

Rosie Cooper - In June 2006 she became PPS , Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


2007

Circus - However, in 2007 a different working group under the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, having reviewed information from experts representing both the circus industry and animal welfare, found an absence of "scientific evidence sufficient to demonstrate that travelling circuses are not compatible with meeting the welfare needs of any type of non-domesticated animal presently being used in the United Kingdom


2008

In October 2008, the climate team at Defra was merged with the energy team from the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform to create the Department of Energy and Climate Change, headed by Ed Miliband add something

 

Diaper - In October 2008, "An updated lifecycle assessment study for disposable and reusable nappies" by the UK Environment Agency and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs stated that reusable diapers can cause significantly less or significantly more damage to the environment than disposable ones, depending mostly on how parents wash and dry them

 

Defra leads for Britain at the EU on agricultural, fisheries and environment matters and in other international negotiations on sustainable development and climate change, although a new Department of Energy and Climate Change was created on 3 October 2008 to take over the last responsibility add something


2010

Anne McIntosh - After the 2010 election, McIntosh was not created a Minister from her shadow portfolio, but was elected Chair of the Environment,_Food_and_Rural_Affairs (Department_for_Environment,_Food_and_Rural_Affairs) Select Committee


2011

John Taylor, Baron Taylor of Holbeach - Tayor was appointed junior minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in September 2011, and moved in September 2012 to a minsterial post at the Home Office as Minister of State for Crime Prevention and Antisocial Behaviour Reduction


2012

European badger - In 2012, the government authorised a limited cull led by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs , however, this was later deferred with a wide range of reasons given


2013

Dan Rogerson - In October 2013, he became the Liberal Democrat Minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, holding the office until losing his Parliamentary seat to Conservative candidate Scott Mann

 

As of the reshuffle of 7 October 2013, the department has not had a Minister of State following the return of David Heath to the backbenches, his replacement Dan Rogerson only having the rank of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State add something

 

Emergency Response Team Search and Rescue - On December 5, 2013, the UK team deployed swift water rescue technicians and boat crews to Norfolk at the request of the National Fire Service via DEFRA in response to the tidal surge and severe storm flooding on the East coast of England


2014

In 2014, Defra was involved in controversial trial badger culls in two areas of England in North Somerset and Gloucestershire add something


2015

Keith Joseph - In an interview with Jim Al-Khalili, for the BBC Radio 4 programme "The Life Scientific" in August 2015, the black scientist Geoff Palmer revealed that he had applied for a Masters degree with University of Nottingham, funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, but that Sir Keith Joseph, who was one of the interview panel, had advised him to "to go back to where you've come from and grow bananas


2018

Lawn - Some environmental organizations, with the support of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, concerned by the decline in the number of bees worldwide, in the first day of Bees' Needs Week 2018 , give some recommendations of ways to preserve bees

 

Lawn - Some environmental organizations, with the support of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, concerned by the decline in the number of bees worldwide, in the first day of Bees' Needs Week 2018 , give some recommendations of ways to preserve bees


2019

The Permanent Secretary is Tamara Finkelstein, who replaced Clare Moriarty in 2019 add something