The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has admitted his department "has had to make efficiencies" after the Environment Agency confirmed that it is making 1,550 redundancies, but said that frontline services will be protected:
Owen Paterson admits his dept (DEFRA) "has had to made efficiencies" and the "intention" of Env Agency boss is to protect frontline services
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