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2000-2001 £19 million
2001-2002 £18 million
Baroness Hayman: The Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions received 53 direct responses. The Scottish Office received a further 30 responses and the Welsh Office two. I am depositing a list of those who responded in the Libraries of both Houses. Copies of the letters will be placed in the relevant departmental Library. We will issue a response once a full analysis has been undertaken.
Baroness Hayman: As we stated in our White Paper Building Partnerships for Prosperity we propose that all Regional Development Agency board members be paid. The Regional Development Agencies Bill currently
Baroness Hayman: We are publishing the Consultation Paper today. A copy has been placed in the Library of the House and it will be distributed widely to representatives in the fishing industry, and to others who have written to Ministers on this subject. The consultation period will extend to 31 October and the Government will announce the results by the end of the year.
Baroness Hayman: Yes. We are today publishing details of the provision for environmental protection programmes, as agreed in the context of the Comprehensive Spending Review. In addition to the extra £174 million for energy efficiency announced by my right honourable friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 14 July provision for our other environmental protection programmes is being increased by £80 million over the next three years.
£150 million of the new energy efficiency money is added to the existing £75 million a year expenditure on the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme creating a new expanded fuel poverty programme to help another 1,000,000 vulnerable households whose homes cannot be heated to the minimum level for good health.
Support for the Energy Saving Trust is increased from £19 million, this year, to £22 million for 1999-2000 and to £25 million for each of the later years. An extra £1.5 million is provided for Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme in 1999-2000 and further increases are planned to provide, among other things, new
(b) increase grant to the Environment Agency by a total of £13 million over three years to help implement new European Directives, and to support the Agency's role in the new contaminated land regime; and
(c) increase funding for environmental research, for a number of small programmes which promote environmental improvements and for pneumoconiosis compensation grant.
|Programmes||Actual Provision 1998-99||Planned Provision 1999-2000||Planned Provision 2000-2001||Planned Provision 2001-2002|
|£ millions||£ millions||£ millions||£ millions|
|Home Energy Efficiency Schemes||75.1||75.1||125.1||175.1|
|Energy Efficiency Best Practice||15.1||16.7||19.8||22.5|
|Energy Savings Trust||19.0||22.0||25.0||25.0|
|Sub-total Energy Efficiency||109.2||113.8||169.9||222.6|
|Implementation of S57 by Local Authorities||--||14.0||18.0||18.0|
|Capital Funding for Local Authorities||14.0||15.0||15.0||15.0|
|Sub-total Contaminated Land||14.0||29.0||33.0||33.0|
|Small Programmes Promoting Environmental Improvement (national)(1)||15.6||18.5||18.5||18.5|
|Programmes Promoting environmental improvement through international co-operation(2)||10.6||12.9||12.9||12.9|
|Other environmental monitoring(3)||3.8||3.8||3.8||3.8|
|Grants towards main water supply and sewerage in rural areas etc.||6.2||6.2||5.5||5.4|
|Air quality, smoke control and other capital programmes(4)||5.9||4.6||3.1||3.1|
|Pneumoconiosis Compensation grant(5)||6.9||7.7||7.7||7.7|
(1) Includes: Environmental Technology Best Practice, Tidy Britain, Going for Green, Environment Action Fund, UKEB, Environmental Publicity and Mersey Basin Foundation.
(2) Includes: Darwin, UNEP, East European Environmental know-how fund, Chernobyl Sarcophagus and other international subscriptions for 2000-1 and beyond. For 1998-99 excludes provision for Know-How and Chernobyl following transfers.
(3) Includes: Radon Measurement, NETCEN and Met Office Emergency Pollution Response (part of the Radio-Active incident monitoring Network (RIMNET).
(4) Includes: provision for supplementary credit approvals for Air Quality and Smoke Control, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority and the Isles of Scilly.
(5) Pneumoconiosis compensation grant is administered by the Health and Safety Executive.
Who erected and paid for the metal deer-proof fencing on either side of the M.40 motorway between junctions 8 and 9; why; and what is the cost.[HL2912]
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Deer move across the line of the motorway between Boarstall and Shabbington Woods. Fencing was installed to direct the deer to special crossing points as there was a high probability that they would stray onto the motorway.
Baroness Hayman: The guidance we issued to local authorities in April on the submission of their bids is consistent with the main messages in the White Paper. If authorities wish to take some time to ensure that their TPPs reflect those messages they will not be penalised. Under the TPP procedures they are always allowed a period in which to amend their TPPs. This year authorities have until 10 October to make changes to their bids.
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