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We also publish short latest news items, intended for a general website audience, via the website home page - see:

Defra's Press Office provides resources for journalists in the print, broadcast and electronic media wanting information about Defra Ministers and Defra policies.


The Press Office is not responsible for handling general enquiries from the public. If you need to contact the Defra Press Office but do not already know how to, please contact the Defra Helpline in the first instance - see Contacting Defra.

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Page last modified: 1 January 2010
Page published: 18 May 2005