Environment Bill set to cover Northern Ireland

The permanent secretary of Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has revealed that officials are working on amending the draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill to extend it to cover the region.

As part of the Stormont House Agreement, the number of Northern Ireland departments is being cut from 12 to nine. Photograph: Robert Young/CC BY 2.0
In the absence of a functioning executive or assembly in Northern Ireland, the civil service head of DAERA has had to take action himself

The permanent secretary of Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has revealed that officials are working on amending the draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill to extend it to cover the region.

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