Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Dissolution) Order

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Title: The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Dissolution) Order

Category: England, Wales and Scotland Order

Date: 2002

Reference: 2002/794 [Full text]

General Description:

Following changes to the organisation of Government made following the 2001 General Election the functions of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) were incorporated into a new Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). This Order dissolves MAFF and automatically re-directs all references within relevant legislation to the Minister of Agriculture and MAFF to the Secretary of State and DEFRA.

Legal powers in relation to pesticides are now the responsibility of the Secretary of State and all legal documentation has been amended to show these changes.

Pertinence to Agriculture: MAFF, DEFRA

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