DEFRA is a very large department, with very complex and wide-ranging
I have established the following points:-
- The Aims and Objectives are a key text within the Department's
Activities, in particular, they are central to the Departmental
- The Aims and Objectives can be seen as part of a wider attempt
to modernise Government
- The Departmental Report is the annual report by the Minister
to Parliament, and includes the budget for the Department. To
that extent, it is also a Treasury report.
- The Department and its Aims and Objectives have developed further
since then, becoming a system including a 'vision' and a 'prospectus'
along with a system of Public Service Agreements