To use the influence of experts and politicians to raise
the welfare of animals nationally and internationally.
To use the influence of experts and politicians to raise the welfare of animals nationally and internationally.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), is the Government body responsible for animal health and welfare. Defra’s policy is created by the Ministers appointed by the Prime Minister who each hold different portfolios of responsibility.
The Secretary of State, Theresa Villers MP, has overall responsibility for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Theresa was an Officer of APGAW for a number of years and has a strong commitment to animal welfare.
Zac Goldsmith MP is the Minister with responsibility for animal welfare
Lord Gardiner of Kimble is the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for animal health and biosecurity.
George Eustice MP is the Minister responsible for farming.
You can contact Defra by writing to: Customer Contact Unit, Area 3B, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR or email email@example.com
Defra’s work is scrutinised by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee comprised of cross-party MPs and chaired by Neil Parish MP, the former chairman of APGAW from 2010-15.
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