Under-secretaries of State with responsibility for litter policy

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Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

Please provide me with a list of Under-secretaries of State who had responsibility for litter policy since 1 Jan 2010.

Please show the dates on which they both took up and retired from this responsibility.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Silverman

Helpline, Defra (MCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Yours sincerely,

Peter Silverman

Helpline, Defra (MCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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correspondence.section@defra.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Ministerial Contact Unit, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Dear Mr Silverman,

FOI 094/18 - Under SoS with responsibility for Litter

Thank you for your email of 6 February asking for information about
Ministers who have held responsibility for litter policy within their
portfolio since 1 January 2010. I have been asked to reply. Because this
information is publically available it is not required to be answered
under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please find below a list of Ministers, in reverse order beginning with the
incumbent, who have been responsible for litter policy:

Thérèse Coffey MP June 2017 - Present
Lord Gardiner of Kimble July 2016 - June 2017
Rory Stewart MP May 2015 - July 2016
Dan Rogerson MP Oct 2013 - May 2015
Lord de Mauley Sep 2012 - Oct 2013
Lord Taylor of Holbeach Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
Lord Henley May 2010 - Sep 2010

Yours sincerely,

Simone Cooper

Ministerial Contact Unit - Defra

Dear [email address] on behalf of Ministerial Contact Unit,

You have omitted the minister who was responsible from Jan 2010 to May 2010

Yours sincerely,

Peter Silverman

correspondence.section@defra.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Ministerial Contact Unit, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Dear Mr Silverman,

Thank you for your follow up email of 22 March requesting information
about Ministers who have held responsibility for litter policy within
their portfolio since 1 January 2010. I have been asked to reply and am
sorry for the delay in doing so.

The Minister responsible for litter policy from January to May 2010 was
Jim Fitzpatrick MP.

Yours sincerely,

Simone Cooper

Ministerial Contact Unit - Defra