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Sustainable Development

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 215631, tabled on 24 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which government departments were given advice by her Department in its role overseeing sustainable development across central government in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14.

Answered on

1 December 2014

Since 2010, Defra has advised the main Government departments listed below each year on embedding sustainable development into policy-making in relation to reporting on performance against the Greening Government Commitments, and on sustainable public procurement.

Since the Government’s Vision for Sustainable Development was published in February 2011, Defra has continued to work with other Government departments to help mainstream sustainable development across Government. However, each department is responsible for making sure that its policies and other activities contribute to sustainable development:

Cabinet Office

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Department for Communities and Local Government

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Department for Education

Department for International Development

Department for Transport

Department for Work and Pensions

Department of Energy and Climate Change

Department of Health

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Her Majesty’s Treasury

Home Office

Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Justice