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Core Defra has not entered into any non-disclosure agreements with departmental staff in the last five years.
The Environment Agency (EA), like the rest of the public sector, is playing its part in reducing the national deficit and delivering more
When Countryside Stewardship was launched in 2015 Defra and Natural England set an ambition of delivering 500 new Higher Tier agreements
Over 80% of Defra’s agenda is affected by the UK’s departure from the EU and as a result many roles across the Defra group are now suppor
The EA continues to fulfil its statutory duties in relation to fisheries.
There are a number of reasons for delays in issuing Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship payments.
I refer the hon. Member to the reply previously given on 5 February 2019 to PQ 213910.
On 9 February 2018 a further 37 new groups were signed up to the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation fund.
Delivering a deal with the EU remains our top priority, but as with any responsible Government, we are planning for all scenarios.
Yes. The Rural Payments Agency is on track to achieve the commitments set out at the 2019 NFU Conference.