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Ministers' statements

This section covers statements by Defra Ministers, generally in the form of statements made to Parliament.

Ministerial statements made to Parliament are also available in Hansard. We retain Ministers' statements from the current and previous year. Previous Ministers' statements are available on the National Archive web site.

2010

11 March 2010
Written Ministerial Statement by Huw Irranca-Davies - The creation of a network of Marine Protected Areas

25 January 2010
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn - Draft Animal Health Bill.

20 January 2010
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn - Equine Infectious Anaemia.

2009

15 December 2009
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on the Progress report on the Government’s response to the Pitt Review into the 2007 summer floods.

10 December 2009
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn - Labelling of food from the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on the South Downs National Park Authority Membership

23 November 2009
Oral Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: Flooding in Cumbria

13 October 2009
Oral Statement by Hilary Benn on outcomes from Defra Waste Summit

12 October 2009
Written Statement by Hilary Benn on Progress report of TB Eradication Group for England

17 July 2009
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on the Single Payment Scheme

16 July 2009
Written Ministerial Statement by Huw Irranca-Davies on Arrangements for Consulting on the Principle of Direct Elections to the English National Park and Broads Authorities

9 July 2009
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on the Campaign for the Farmed Environment

25 June 2009
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on the Pitt Review of 2007 Floods: Progress report

18 June 2009
Oral Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn at the UK Climate Projections

9 June 2009
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on the Dairy farmers of Britain

29 January 2009
Written Ministerial Statement by Huw Irranca-Davies on Revised Membership Arrangements to Northumberland National Park Authority

2008

18 December 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: Uplands Entry Level Stewardship Scheme

17 December 2008
Written statement by Hilary Benn on Single Payment Scheme
Oral Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: Government's response to Sir Michael Pitt's final report on the floods of summer 2007

10 December 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: Food Security

7 October 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: North East Flooding
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: Marine Bill

21 July 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Phil Woolas: Implementation of the Nitrates Directive
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: Uplands Entry Level Stewardship
Written Ministerial Statement by Phil Woolas: Progress report on action taken by Government to encourage the conservation of water
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw: 2007-08 Annual Report and Accounts for the Rural Payments Agents - 21 July 2008

17 July 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw: Changes of use of personal data held on the GB Poultry Register in England
Written Ministerial Statement by Lord Rooker : Changes of use of Personal Data held on the GB Poultry Register in England
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw: Annual Review of Controls on Imports of Animal Products

16 July 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: Update on the Carbon Reduction Commitment
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: Informal Meeting of EU Environment Ministers

15 July 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw: 2007-08 Annual Report and Accounts for Animal Health
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: Agriculture and Fisheries Council

10 July 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: DEL Resource and Capital Budget switches for the 2007-08 Public Expenditure Outturn White Paper
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw: 2007-08 Annual Report and Accounts for the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)
Written Ministerial Statement by Phil Woolas: Home Energy Conservation Act data

7 July 2008
Oral Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: Bovine TB

3 July 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: Single Payment Scheme
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw: Marine and Fisheries Agency (MFA) Performance Targets for 2008/09
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: Pitsford Water Treatment Works Incident

2 July 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw: Veterinary Laboratories Agency Annual report and Accounts

25 June 2008
Oral Ministeral Statement by Hilary Benn: Sir Michael Pitt's report on the summer 2007 floods

24 June 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: Agriculture and Fisheries Council 23/24 June 2008

19 June 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: Environment Council 5 June 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Phil Woolas: Government Decontamination service Annual Report and Accounts

18 June 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: Rural Payments Agency performance targets
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw: Central Science Laboratory Annual Report and Accounts
Written Ministerial Statement by Phil Woolas: Pesticides Safety Directorate Annual Report and Accounts

16 June 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw on Performance Targets set for the Central Science Laboratory
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw on Performance Targets set for the Rural Payments Agency

11 June 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw on Performance Targets set for Veterinary Medicines Directorate
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw on Performance Targets set for Veterinary Laboratories Agency

9 June 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Phil Woolas: Draft Statutory Social and Environmental Guidance to the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat)

4 June 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on Avian influenza in Oxfordshire
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on the Environment Council 5 June 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Phil Woolas: Review of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP)

3 June 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw on the Annual Report of the Veterinary Products Committee and its Sub-Committees for 2007

19 May 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on Agriculture and Fisheries Council 19 May 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on the Defra 2008 Departmental Report

13 May 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw on Performance Targets set for the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) for 2008/09

7 May 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on the Publication of the Government Response to the RCEP Report on the Urban Environment

30 April 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw on the outcome of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council 14 April 2008

29 April 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on the rabies incident in quarantine in South East England
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on the implementation of the Callaghan Review of the Regulatory Framework for Handling Animal Pathogen
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on the informal meeting of EU Environment Ministers 11-13 April 2008

21 April 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Joan Ruddock - Correction to Parliamentary Question UIN 197407

2 April 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on the Draft Marine Bill 3 April 2008

27 March 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn - Report on the Public Consultation on Implementation Proposals for the Carbon Reduction Commitment 27 March 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw on the outcome of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council 27 March 2008

26 March 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn - Future of Food From Britain
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw on Defra’s Central Science Laboratory and Pesticides Safety Directorate 26 March

18 March 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw on the Agriculture and Fisheries Council 17 March

13 March 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn - Outcome of the Environment Council

11 March 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn - Foot and Mouth Disease 2007: A Review and Lessons Learned, conducted by Dr Iain Anderson
Written Ministerial Statement by Jonathan Shaw on Local Authority Fees and Charges Scheme 2008-2009

28 February 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn - Environment Council 3 March 2008

19 February 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn — update on Bluetongue Disease, Avian Influenza and Foot and Mouth Disease
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on the code of best practice for carbon offsetting

7 February 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on publication of the water strategy for England, Future Water

4 February 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: budget allocations and outcome targets for flood and coastal erosion risk management in England

22 January 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: winter flood risk update
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on the outcome of the December 2007 Agriculture and Fisheries Council

17 January 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on the winter flood risk
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: update on Avian influenza case in Dorset

16 January 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn: outcome of the Environment Council, 20 December 2007

15 January 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on the Avian influenza case in Dorset

10 January 2008
Written Ministerial Statement by Hilary Benn on Managing Radioactive Waste Safely

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