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Higher profile for waste following Kennedy appointment

Jane Kennedy is to replace Joan Ruddock as Environment Minister in the new Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs(Defra) ministerial line-up.The Liverpool Wavertree MP is to be given the recycling and waste brief as part of her portfolio as Minister for Farming and Environment. She will also be responsible for the Environment Agency.Recycling and waste will be given a higher profile within Defra as Kennedy holds a more senior role as Minister of State ...