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Defra has been “hollowed out” and it must “punch above its weight” to influence decision makers in other government departments and Brussels, according to a report by MPs. The parliamentary Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) select committee published Work of the Committee: 2010-15, its review of its scrutiny of Defra over the past five years on Tuesday (24 March). In the 2013 Budget, chancellor George Osborne slashed Defra’s spending by £37m (10%) over two years. See also: Defra was […]
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