Owen Paterson writes exclusively for CA magazine
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Defra Secretary of State Owen Paterson MP has written exclusively for the Countryside Alliance's membership magazine. Writing for a column entitled “My Countryside”, which earlier in the year carried a contribution from the Prime Minister, Mr Paterson describes the countryside as "a living, working entity shaped by communities of which I am proud to be a part.” The column carries a photograph of Mr Paterson taking part in the Mongol Derby with wife, Rose, in 2011. The Patersons raised over £100,000 for the Royal Irish Regiment Benevolent Fund and the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries during that experience. Mr Paterson recently joined the judging panel of the Countryside Alliance Awards, which recognise and celebrate our hard working rural businessmen and women. He writes “The Awards sum up my vision for rural Britain; successful businesses and flourishing communities thriving in a living, working countryside.” Download the magazine here (Mr Paterson's piece is on p50).