On the blog today, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announces plans to consult on a new, independent body for the environment, and confirms CCTV to be introduced in all slaughterhouses in England in 2018.
The Environment Secretary and International Trade Secretary addressed questions for MPS and Lords yesterday on chlorinated chicken, and Minister Coffey today helps launch a 'bottleship' to clear plastic litter from the canals and waterways around London's Canary Wharf.
Environment Secretary on farm and food visit Today Environment Secretary Michael Gove is set to visit Shropshire and Birmingham to meet key members of the food and farming industry. This morning, he visited a ‘no-till’ farm in Shropshire to see …
Today: Defra orals, Farming statistics published, Environment Agency win gold in MIND Workplace Wellbeing Index and Tracy Brabin MP and her dog Rocky, win Westminster Dog of the Year.
On the blog today we cover new powers to protect the UK from tree diseases secured from the EU Commission, controls on dog breeding to protect animal welfare, and the work of the Environment Agency as Strom Brian swept through.
This week: Ivory ban, sentences for animal cruelty increase, £50 million Leeds flood defence scheme, plastic waste, protected food names and CAP funding in Scotland.