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Richard Benyon said the Government should not be afraid of spending more money on flood defences. "I think this is an opportunity for us to take a completely different look [at flood defences]. Government will always have to spend billio... Continue to article
Richard Benyon described under-fire Environment Agency boss Lord Smith as “excellent”. “I worked very closely with Chris Smith in my three-and-a-half years at Defra and I found him excellent. I think he’s transformed that organisation, w... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 9.30am: Transport questions (topicals at 10.05am) 10.15am: Questions to the House of Commons Commission and Leader of the House 10.30am: Business statement Main business Backbench business debates: (i) Scotland... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Scottish questions 12 noon: Prime minister questions 12.30pm: Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: First reading Ten minute rule motion: Investment Management (Fiduciary Duties) Bill (Phil Wilson, Lab, Sedge... Continue to article
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.
12/02/2014 on Daily Politics, BBC Two
11/02/2014 on Sky News
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10/03/2014 on Boulton & Co, Sky News
10/03/2014 on World at One, BBC Radio 4