Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Category: Ministerial department

We are the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on environmental, food and rural issues. Our priorities are to grow the rural economy, improve the environment and safeguard animal and plant health.

Defra is a ministerial department, supported by 38 agencies and public bodies.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs

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Environment
National Nature Reserve
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
A National Nature Reserve (NNR) is the land declared under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 or Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) as amended. The data does not...
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Environment
Marine Conservation Zones
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) are designated under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. MCZs protect nationally important marine wildlife, habitats, geology and geomorphology in...
 
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Government
Defra response to requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Defra provides information on a wide range of subjects in response to requests for information. The tables in the links below detail all of the requests that are recorded by the...
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Spending
Consumer Council for Water (CCW) Government Procurement Card spend transactions over £500
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The Consumer Council for Water, one of Defra’s Arms Length bodies has published all Government Procurement Card (GPC) spend for the CCW GPC’s. The data published includes transactions...
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Environment
Air Quality Indicators
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The indicators measure annual levels of pollution from particulates (PM10) and ozone (O3), the two pollutants thought to have the greatest health impacts, along with the number of days of...
 
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Environment
Milk Prices And Composition Of Milk
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Provides statistics on the average farm gate milk prices and the average butterfat and protein content of milk produced in the UK. Source agency: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...
 
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Environment
UK Acid gases and aerosols
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
A dataset of monthly measurements of gaseous HNO3, SO2, HCl and particulate NO3(-), SO4(2-), Cl(-) plus base cations Na(+), Ca(2+) and Mg(2+) at number of rural UK sites as part of the UK...
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Towns
County Rural Urban Classification
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Rural Urban Classification of a County and population in that County that is a 'Major Urban', 'Large Urban', 'Other Urban', 'Large Market Town' 'Rural Town Population' 'Village' and...
 
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Mapping
Air Emissions: Particulate Matter (PM10)
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Emissions of Particulate Matter (PM10) into the atmosphere. The data provide a score of intensity of the annual total emissions of PM10 in tonnes per year, at MSOA, and also provide a...
 
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Spending
Environment Agency (EA) Government Procurement Card spend - transactions over £500
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The EnvironmentAgency (EA), one of Defra’s Arms Length bodies has published all Government Procurement Card (GPC) spend for the EA GPC’s. The data published includes transactions that...
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Spending
Exceptions to Cross-Government moratoria on spend in Defra
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
This dataset is a list of those items of spend that have been allowed in Defra since the announcement (24 May 2010) of five cross-government moratoria: ICT spend above £1m; Advertising...
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Spend over £25,000 in the Environment Agency
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
A monthly-updated list of all financial transactions spending over £25,000 made by the Environment Agency, as part of the Government's commitment to transparency in expenditure. Data...
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