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The Countryside Alliance has played down the calls for a repeal of the hunting ban as record numbers turned out for Boxing Day meets. The organisation said it was "sensible" and "grown up" for the Government to be focusing on the economy rather than the hunting legislation, after environment ministers Jim Paice and Richard Benyon said the ban was "unenforceable and unworkable".
Millions of homeowners living near the sea or rivers could be hit with a flood tax, to help plug the £260m hole in flood defence spending, according to the Independent on Sunday.
The family of millionaire Environment and Fisheries minister Richard Benyon earns £2m in EU farm subsides, whilst his department cover up details of who receives such payouts, according to the Mail on Sunday,
David Cameron has approved the appointment of a raft of new parliamentary private secretaries for government ministers.
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