New Defra Minister

Liz Truss M P
Liz Truss, MP for South West Norfolk, has been appointed Environment Secretary in the re-shuffle.  She has a keen interest in flooding and will lead the government’s response to last winter’s disasters.  Responsibility for the MMO, NE, EA and the fishing IFCAs come within her department.  She will be ultimately responsible for the designation of MCZs in the Solent in early 2016.