Defra performance in 2013-14

Inquiry status: report published and government response received.

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will take evidence in connection with Defra’s Annual Report and Accounts 2013–14 (PDF 1.28 MB). The Committee aims to examine the administration and operation of the Department as well as focusing on topical issues such as CAP implementation, flood risk management and the badger culls.



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