Natural England

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th March 2019.

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Photo of Sue Hayman Sue Hayman Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the conclusions of the Prospect report The State of Natural England 2018-2019.

Photo of Sue Hayman Sue Hayman Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction of Natural England’s budget on biodiversity and habitat conservation.

Photo of Sue Hayman Sue Hayman Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what increased duties and responsibilities Natural England will take on after the UK leaves the European Union.

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

Natural England (NE) has a key role in protecting and enhancing the natural environment in England, delivering the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan and helping reverse the decline in biodiversity.

There are currently no new duties or responsibilities Planned for NE as a result of the UK leaving the European Union.

Defra and Natural England have responded rigorously to the need to balance public spending and to manage resources. NE has transformed the way it does business, working in partnership and deploying resources where they will have greatest impact.

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