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Sea Defence And Coast Protection

Volume 115: debated on Friday 1 May 1987

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking towards harmonising the grant rates for sea defence and coast protection.

I announced in February that the maximum rate of grant for sea defence schemes carried out by water authorities was being increased to 65 per cent. with effect from 1 April 1987. The Secretary of State for Wales and I have also decided that the maximum rate of grant for schemes under the Coast Protection Act 1949 should be reduced from 79 per cent. to 70 per cent. for all schemes where the full application for approval is received by the Department concerned on or after 1 October 1987.From the same date we will also be introducing for such schemes a condition under which the rate of grant notified when the scheme is approved will be available for a fixed

£ million
1982–831983–841984–851985–86Estimated Outturn 1986–87Budget Provision 1987–88
Wind2·52·54·85·43·73·20
Wave3·11·00·40·40·10·10
Geothermal Aquifers1·51·81·10·30·10·20
Geothermal Hot Dry Rocks3·02·94·63·53·53·20
Solar1·40·90·50·70·81·10
Biomass11·20·71·10·81·31·30
Tidal0·30·10·11·00
Hydro Electric0·10·15
General and Strategic Studies0·95
Technology Transfer0·40
External Contributions including EEC receipts3·22·03·32·123·422·90
ETSU R and D Management2·01·92·12·02·32·10
Grand Total17·913·718·215·3215·4216·60
1 Where available figures include expenditure on waste as a fuel and passive solar design under the energy efficiency demonstration scheme. It is not possible to segregate a 1987–88 budget for demonstration projects on waste as a fuel from the total budget provision for the EEDS of £6·5 million.
2 Estimate