Ministerial role

Minister of State for Agriculture and Food


Ministerial responsibilities within the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs changed following the ministerial appointments on 7 October 2013

The minister is responsible for agriculture and food at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Responsibilities include:

  • animal health (including endemic and exotic diseases)
  • farming and food
  • hunting and shooting
  • Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE)
  • Single Payments Scheme
  • welfare of farm animals

Previous holders of this role

  1. David Heath CBE

    • 2012 to 2013
  2. The Rt Hon James Paice

    • 2010 to 2012


Get updates to this list email feed

Copy and paste this URL in to your feed reader

  1. Launch of week to inspire small food and drink businesses to export

    • Press release
  2. Waste targets beaten by DIY sector

    • News story
  3. Bovine TB: Tough new rules to halt the spread of disease

    • News story
  4. Hop to it! Kent says cheers to Britain's first protected hops

    • News story
  5. Future of farming: attracting new talent to careers in agriculture

    • Press release
  6. Defra to meet the cost of removing sheep killed in snow

    • Press release
  7. Appointments to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

    • Press release
  8. Reappointments to National Forest Company

    • Press release
  9. Statement from Minister of State David Heath following meeting with food industry – Wednesday 13 February

    • Press release
  10. Minister of State’s speech to the SEMEX Dairy Conference

    • Speech