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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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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Government Spending
Defra Government Procurement Card spend - transactions over £500
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Defra has published all Government Procurement Card (GPC) spend for Departmental GPC’s. The data published includes transactions that have a single transaction value of £500 or above....
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Environment
Water usage in agriculture and horticulture
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The results in this statistical notice are split into four sections covering: (i) water sources; (ii) water usage for irrigation; (iii) water usage for various activities (including...
 
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Environment
Population of wild birds (England): 1970-2010
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Overall breeding bird populations in England have changed little compared with 40 years ago. In 2010 they were just above what they were in 1970, following a small decline of 1.5 per cent...
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Defra Transparency Panel
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The purpose of the sector transparency panels is to support delivery of the transparency agenda in their sector. The overarching purpose of the Defra Network Transparency Panel is to...
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Farming Statistics
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Structure of the farming industry including crop areas, yields and production, livestock populations, detailed labour force figures and diversification activity for England and the United...
 
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Environment
Cereal Stocks, England and Wales
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Presents data on the quantities of cereals held in stores in England and Wales. Source agency: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Designation: National Statistics Language:...
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Environment
Defra national Pollution Climate Mapping (PCM) modelled background concentrations
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Annually produced 1x1km background concentrations from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) national Pollution Climate (PCM) models. These are typically (but not...
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Government Major Projects Portfolio data for Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Publication of 2012-13 / 2013-14 Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) data as part of the Major Projects Authority Annual Report. As part of the transparency policy for publication...
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Government Spending
Spend over £25,000 in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
A monthly-updated list of all financial transactions spending over £25,000 made by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, as part of the Government's commitment to transparency in expenditure....
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Environmental Damage Statistics
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Environmental Liability: spreadsheet providing information about the number and type of incidents recorded by UK regulators during 2013 under legislation transposing the Environmental...
 
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