The U.K. government’s plan to sell commercial woodlands owned by the Forestry Commission, a state agency, doesn’t mean “heritage forests” will end up in the hands of the highest bidder, said Caroline Spelman , the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron promoted Jeremy Hunt to health secretary, replacing Andrew Lansley, and also demoted Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke in a Cabinet revamp that kept the top ministers in their posts.
Prime Minister David Cameron bowed to protests and abandoned plans to sell hundreds of thousands of acres of state-owned woodland in England in the biggest policy U-turn since his government took power last May.
Tobacco companies led by Altria Group Inc. and Reynolds American Inc. must get U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to sell products introduced or changed in the past four years, a move that may let the agency keep more addictive items off the market.
U.K. Minister David Cameron’s government published a draft bill to make it easier for water users in England to switch suppliers and save consumers as much as 2 billion pounds ($3.1 billion) over the next three decades.