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Executive Agencies

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which of the executive agencies of his Department have regional offices outside London. (116723)

All of Defra’s nine executive agencies have regional and/or head offices outside London. The locations are set out in the following table.

Agency

Location of head office

Location of regional offices

Central Science Laboratory

Sand Hutton, York

Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

Lowestoft

Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex

Weymouth

Government Decontamination Service

Stafford

Marine Fisheries Agency

London

North Shields, Tyne and Wear

Amble, Northumberland

Hartlepool, Cleveland

Whitehaven, Cumbria

Grimsby

Kings Lynn

Scarborough

Fleetwood

Lowestoft

Harwich

Hastings

Poole

Portslade, W Sussex

Portsmouth

Plymouth

Brixham, Devon

Penzance

Penryn

Milford Haven

Holyhead, Anglesey

Pesticides Safety Directorate

York

Rural Payments Agency

Reading

Northallerton

Workington

Exeter

Carlisle

Newcastle

State Veterinary Service

Worcester

Carlisle

Leeds

Lincoln

Newcastle upon Tyne

Preston

Stafford

Bury St. Edmunds

Chelmsford

Leicester

Reading

Reigate

Exeter

Gloucester

Taunton

Truro

Worcester (animal health divisional office)

Ayr

Galashiels

Inverness

Inverurie

Perth

Caernafon

Cardiff

Carmarthen

Veterinary Laboratories Agency

New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey

Aberystwyth

Bury St. Edmunds

Carmathen

Langford, Bristol

Lasswade, Midlothian

Luddington, Warks

Newcastle

New Haw (Laboratory Testing)

Penrith

Preston

Shrewsbury

Starcross, Devon

Sutton Bonnington, Leics

Thirsk

Truro

Winchester

Veterinary Medicines Directorate

New Haw, Addlestone

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which executive agencies are the responsibility of his Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the budget was of each agency in the most recent year for which figures are available. (116747)

Defra is responsible for nine executive agencies. Information about their functions and recent budgets are publicly available on the Defra website as well as other information about the Defra Group delivery landscape. Please follow the link to:

http://defraweb/corporate/delivery/landscape/map/index.htm

Information about the executive agencies is also publicly available through the annual Defra departmental report and the Annual Report with Accounts of each executive agency, copies of which are lodged in the Library of the House.