Scarborough and Whitby MP Robert Goodwill appointed as Agriculture Minister

Scarborough and Whitby MP Robert Goodwill appointed as  Agriculture Minister.

Defra Secretary of State Michael Gove said: "Delighted to welcome Robert Goodwill to the Defra team. Robert’s hands on knowledge of farming at the sharp end, experience in European politics, great ministerial record and shrewd judgment are an asset to Government."

 

Responsibilities include:

  • better regulation
  • fisheries
  • food and farming, including CAP (Common Agricultural Policy), apprenticeships, exports, and bovine TB (tuberculosis) policy
  • science and innovation