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The Conservatives have played down suggestions that Defra could be abolished if they form the next government. Some industry leaders fear pressure on public spending could see Defra disbanded as an incoming government reins in the purse strings after the 7 May general election. See also: Tories pledge to ‘champion food and farming’ One idea is that food and agricultural policy could be removed from Defra and made the responsibility of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Similarly, responsibility for […]
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