The Rt Hon Owen Paterson

Biography

Owen Paterson was appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in September 2012. He is the Conservative MP for North Shropshire.

Previous roles in government

  1. Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • 2012 to 2014
  2. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

    • 2010 to 2012

Announcements

  1. 2010 to 2015 government policy: biodiversity and ecosystems
  2. External legal advice in 2012
  3. Costs of travel for special advisers from 2011 to 2014
  4. Website name changes from MAFF to Defra and to GOV.UK
  5. Defra awards £19 million to help rural businesses
  6. Science Advisory Council (SAC) ICT services
  7. Role of the Head of Sustainable Development
  8. Spend on external legal services from 2009 to 2014
  9. Rhydymwyn tunnels - radon gas
  10. Ragwort communications meetings