Posts tagged ‘DEFRA’

Government must rethink flood strategy say MPs

A committee of MPs has said the government’s Floods and Water Management Bill should be revised.

Continue Reading September 23, 2009 at 5:43 pm Leave a comment

Fuel poverty scheme “failing poorest and most vulnerable”

A committee of MPs has produced a report which criticises a government scheme supposed to reduce fuel poverty.

Continue Reading July 25, 2009 at 5:18 pm Leave a comment

UK has “moral duty” to grow more food by 2050

A committee of MPs has said increasing global demand for food will require “a fundamental shift in thinking about food, on the part of governments and consumers.”

Continue Reading July 21, 2009 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

MPs demand DEFRA pay attention to dying honeybee colonies

A committee of MPs has accused the government of being indifferent to the health of honeybees, despite the fact they pollinate crops worth £200m a year to the British economy.

Continue Reading July 14, 2009 at 1:00 pm 2 comments

New projections map “sobering” change in UK climate over next century

The Environment Secretary has made a statement to MPs about the publication of new projections for the UK’s future climate.

Continue Reading June 19, 2009 at 3:47 pm 1 comment

Church of England could be hit by £15m water bill

A new system of charging for surface water run-off on church property could cost the Church of England £15m.

Continue Reading June 18, 2009 at 3:55 pm Leave a comment

The week in Parliament – fraud, vending machines and parking fines

There are 13 vending machines in operation on the House of Commons estate.

Continue Reading May 22, 2009 at 11:37 am 1 comment

British farmers “dismayed” at EU agriculture deal claim Tories

Shadow environment secretary Nick Herbert has accused the government of failing to fight Britain’s corner.

Continue Reading May 21, 2009 at 2:23 pm Leave a comment

The week in Parliament – BlackBerry loss, incapacity benefit and garden gnomes

What we’ve learnt this week … DEFRA has secured an additional £4.3million to protect the health of bees.

Continue Reading May 15, 2009 at 2:11 pm 1 comment

DEFRA rejects calls for more research into scourge of urban seagulls

Hundreds of people are attacked every year by seagulls scavenging in urban areas, a Lib Dem MP has said.

Continue Reading April 26, 2009 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

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