Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Affairs

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

  • natural environment
  • floods and water
  • resource and environmental management
  • rural affairs
  • lead responsibility for the Environment Agency, Natural England and the Forestry Commission
  • deputy for the Secretary of State on Environment Council

Previous holders of this role

  1. Rory Stewart OBE MP

    • 2015 to 2016

Announcements

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  1. New ministerial team

    • News story
  2. €12 million European Union funding to protect vital UK moorlands (Archived)

    • Press release
  3. Defra extends RFCC Chair appointments

    • News story
  4. New penalties to crack down on fly-tipping

    • Press release
  5. Environment Minister champions weekend walking trips

    • News story
  6. World-First Flood Re scheme open for business

    • News story
  7. £700m boost for flood defences brings £150m more for Yorkshire and Cumbria

    • News story
  8. Nature Improvement Areas: Thousands more hectares for our wildlife

    • Press release
  9. Green light for North Yorkshire coastal path

    • Press release
  10. Stewart: New plans to save England’s hen harriers

    • News story