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Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra)

  1. Dairy industry contractual relationships

    Seeking views on contractual practice in the UK dairy industry and the potential need for reform.

  2. Environmental land management: policy discussion

    Seeking to open a discussion on our initial proposals for designing an Environmental Land Management scheme.

  3. Food origin labelling: enforcement

    Seeking views on enforcing rules for labelling the country of origin or place of primary food ingredients where it is different to the food itself.

  4. Developing a tree strategy for England

    We are seeking views across a wide range of topics on trees and forestry to help inform the development of an England tree strategy.

  5. Reservoir safety: making reservoir emergency on-site flood plans

    Seeking views on making reservoir emergency on-site flood plans a requirement for all reservoirs regulated under the Reservoir Act 1975.

  6. Invasive alien species: management measures for widely spread species in England and Wales

    Seeking views on proposed management measures for invasive alien species (also known as invasive non-native species) which are widely spread in England and Wales.

  7. Hunting trophies: controlling imports to and exports from the UK

    Seeking views on whether to introduce further restrictions on hunting trophies entering or leaving the UK.

  8. Hunting trophies: call for evidence

    We are asking for evidence to help us understand more about the scale of imports and export of hunting trophies to and from the UK, and their impacts.

  9. Bovine TB: badger vaccination and culling in England’s Edge Areas

    Seeking views on proposals to introduce no-cull zones around vaccination sites in Edge Areas in England to manage the implementation of both badger vaccination and culling.

  10. Fishing quotas: English reserve quota policy for 2020

    Seeking views on the use of reserve quota in England in 2020.

  11. Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB): Request for views

    Seeking views on the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB): what should its priorities and key services be?

  12. Safeguarding the environment in British Overseas Territories: call for evidence

    Seeking evidence to help develop plans on how the government can help protect marine and terrestrial biodiversity in the British Overseas Territories.

  13. Reforming agricultural tenancies in England

    Seeking views on reforming agricultural tenancy law in England, evidence of existing barriers to letting farmland and if additional protections are needed.

  14. Plastic packaging tax

    Seeking views on the design of the tax on plastic packaging announced at Budget 2018.

  15. Police Covenant for England and Wales

    We want to hear your views on the principle of implementing a Police Covenant in England and Wales to enhance support for the police and their families.

  16. Air quality: using cleaner fuels for domestic burning

    Seeking views on our proposals to help households change to cleaner fuels for domestic burning of wood and solid fuels.

  17. Solent and Dorset Coast potential Special Protection Area: outcome

    Natural England is seeking views on the proposal to designate a marine site as a potential Special Protection Area (pSPA).

  18. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance fee 2019

    Seeking views on whether we should set a compliance fee for 2019.

  19. Water conservation: measures to reduce personal water use

    Seeking views and evidence on various measures for reducing personal water use.

  20. Developing a national food strategy: call for evidence

    Seeking evidence and ideas that can be considered in the review of our food system which will help create a new National Food Strategy.