Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

the UK body responsible for government policies on agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and the food chain; POLLUTION issues relating to waste and recycling; the enhancement and protection of the countryside, waterways and flood defence, hunting, and rural development issues. See ENVIRONMENT AGENCY.
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The money was given to staff at the Rural Payments Agency run by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs yesterday confirmed the region will received at least pounds 5.
The birds were discovered earlier this month at St Mary's graveyard in Hinckley and were taken away for examination by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs strategy aims to help farmers improve performance in protecting the environment, biodiversity, animal health and welfare, as well as food and worker safety.
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is to prepare a report on what steps need to be taken to prevent the spread of the disease elsewhere.
We have pointed out the inequity of the proposals to the Commission and to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, known as DEFRA, which is our sponsoring Ministry and we will continue to lobby hard for the fair treatment originally promised.
A spokesperson for KFC said: "KFC has been working with the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on their initiative to reduce litter and waste in the local environment.
Broomey Croft Farm near Tamworth, which offers youngsters a chance to learn about farming through seeing and touching farmyard animals, has been able to compete with similar tourist attractions after receiving cash from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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