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Media Contacts

Defra Press Office: staff and responsibilities

Head of News – 020 7238 6044

Environment

Oversight of all environment, rural, biodiversity, and marine issues.

Chief Press Officer – 020 7238 5456

Environment Desk

Waste, Sustainability, Water, Local Environmental Quality, Forestry

  • Senior Information Officer – 020 7238 5498
  • Information Officer – 020 7238 6140

Wildlife, Marine and Rural Desk

Biodiversity, Marine, Fisheries, Rural,  Agri-environment schemes, Kew.

  • Senior Information Officer –020 7238 5391
  • Information Officer – 020 7238 5334

Animal Health & Welfare and Food & Farming

Oversight of all animal health and welfare and food and farming issues.

Chief Press Officer – 020 7238 6094

Animal Health and Welfare Desk

Animal health and disease issues, animal welfare, pet travel scheme, Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, dangerous dogs.

  • Senior Information Officer – 020 7238 6007
  • Information Officer – 020 7238 6092

Food and Farming Desk

Food, Farming, (not agri-environment schemes ), plant health.

  • Senior Information Officer – Amanda Waller – 020 7238 6001
  • Information Officer – Joanna Glyde – 020 7238 6027   

    Specialist Media, Science, Regions and Media Planning and Strategy

    Oversight of all specialist media, science, regions, media planning and strategy, and corporate issues.

    Chief Press Officer – 020 7238 5599

    Climate and Science Desk

    Climate change – adaption and impacts, Flooding, Coastal erosion, Science, GM, Corporate, Visits and Regions (joint with Strategic Planning).

    • Senior Information Officer – 020 7238 6146
    • Information Officer – 020 7238 1822

    Strategic Planning Desk

    Strategic planning, Visits and Planning (joint with Climate and Science desk).

    • Senior Information Officer – 020 7238 1542
    • Information Officer – 020 7238 5337

 

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    • General press enquiries: 020 7238 6600
    • Out of hours press enquiries: 0845 051 8486
    • Public enquiries: 08459 335577

Page last modified: 1 July 2011