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
Survey of public attitudes and behaviours towards the environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
People’s reported attitudes and behaviours towards key environmental issues, such as energy use, climate change, water use, waste, transport and the natural environment. Source agency:...
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Water use by industry in England and Wales, 2006/07
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Approximately half the 12.7 billion cubic metres of water abstracted in 2006-07 in England and Wales was for public water supply, with the remainder largely accounted for in cooling uses...
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WasteDataFlow - Local Authority waste management
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Statistical data covering collection and recycling of waste based on a quarterly survey from local authorities. This is the entire raw dataset. Please see explanatory note for full...
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Environment
Defra Core Tables (resource and capital budget)
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The aim of the published tables is to provide an explanation of what Defra spends money on. They provide an analysis of departmental expenditure between resource consumption and capital...
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Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Senior Officials Transparency Report
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
This report shows international travel undertaken by Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Senior Officials at SCS2 (or equivalent) and above. The report includes the...
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Workforce Management Information - Defra
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Monthly management information on staff numbers and paybill costs in Civil Service departments, their agencies and their executive NDPBs. For workforce numbers, both payroll and...
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Society
Family food open data
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The National Food Survey was the predecessor of the Living Costs and Food Survey, and ran in some form from 1940 to 2000. Survey data from 1974 to 2000 is being provided as Open Data, in...
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Environment
List of Internal Drainage Boards
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs) are independent locally funded and operated statutory public bodies. There are currently around 100 IDBs in England and the Boards consist of elected...
 
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Environment
Agri-environment schemes
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Updates for Agri-environment schemes can now be found in the Biodiversity Indicators in Your Pocket publication (2011 edition):...
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Environment
UK Air Quality Measurements Bulk Data Download
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
This is a bulk data download resource for air pollution measurements hosted by Defra's UK-AIR web pages - see also http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/. Monitoring networks and pollutants...
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