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Agency - the old Countryside Commission with an increased range
- Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - the result
of the Dept. of the Environment joining with the Min. of Ag. and Food.
of Trade and Industry (DTI) - includes work from the old Dept. of
Energy with good links to energy sites.
of Transport, Local Government and the Regions - responsible for
urban matters, pollution, transport, planning etc.
Heritage - main body for the conservation of monuments and buildings.
Excellent new site.
Nature - major conservation group (with similar groups for Scotland,
Wales and NI). Try the new mapsite
for detailed information on all nature areas. (now closed down - 11/10/06
- site might still work)
Agency - main non-government body for the environment.
Commission - production of timber and conservation of woodlands.
Papers on-line: Starting site for a huge range of official papers
all on-line from Acts to Green Papers. This includes Hansard. For other
government material on-line, there is an increasing range of sites -
TSO for Acts of
Parliament etc. and the Parliament
site for both Commons and Lords.
Nature Conservation Committee.
Met. Office (The UK National Weather Service) - a host of weather
information, educational detail and links to other met. sites.
England- new quango with English Nature, Countryside Agency and
Rural Development Service.
Office for National Statistics (ONS) - a range of on-line data and
- main starting page for government departments, documents etc. If you're
not quite sure what you're looking for then this is the place to start.
For ideas by topic, click
here, for Central Government,
click here or to try and find your local authority start
- central resource area of the Civil Service gathering a range of information
Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP) - catch the latest
Natural Heritage. Excellent site for nature conservation.
Development Commission - formerly the British Government Panel on
Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
Houses of Parliament - entry site for Parliament.
Online - major government portal for all aspects of official life.