Environment Protection

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th September 2017.

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Photo of Julian Sturdy Julian Sturdy Conservative, York Outer

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to ensure that Government funding for the formed environment is invested to preserve the standard of water, soil and landscapes and to mitigate climate change.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Agriculture and land management is key to the environment and the maintenance and improvement of our iconic landscapes. Our policy framework will respect the work of farmers and support environmental goods.

Continued support is important, and so is reform. We need to take the opportunity that being outside the Common Agricultural Policy will give us to use public money to reward environmentally responsible land use.

We have no intention of weakening our current environmental protections. We want to ensure that we are the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it.

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