Gove: Shadow green watchdog to be ‘godfather’ to DEFRA family

The interim green watchdog, set up to record breaches of environmental law until the permanent Office for Environmental Protection is ready, will be a DEFRA arm’s length body, the environment secretary told a committee of peers yesterday.

by Rachel Salvidge
The interim green watchdog will be "nobody's patsy", said Michael Gove. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images
The interim green watchdog will be "nobody's patsy", said Michael Gove. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

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