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Environmental Technology

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the President of the Board of Trade when the environmental technology innovation scheme and the environmental management options scheme were open for applications; when they were closed to further applications; and how many applications had been received subsequent to closure.

[holding answer 26 July 1993]: The environmental technology innovation scheme—ETIS—jointly managed by the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of the Environment and DTI's environmental management options scheme—DEMOS—were both launched on 2 October 1990. The schemes are open to new applications until 30 September 1993. However, since February this year the Departments have informed new applicants that projects already under assessment are expected to take up the remaining resources of each scheme. Since that time, nine ETIS and eight DEMOS applications have been received.

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many applications were made, grants awarded and how much expenditure committed, in each region and nation and for the United Kingdom, on (a) the environmental technology innovation scheme, (b) the environmental management options scheme and (c) EUROENVIRON, together with in each case the average and target processing cycles from application to award.

[holding answer 26 July 1993]: The average processing time for approved projects under the three schemes was as follows:

Months
ETIS11·5
DEMOS12·4
EUROENVIRON4·3
These processing times include periods when responses were awaited from applicants to supply information necessary to complete assessment of their project proposals by the Department concerned. The processing times for ETIS and DEMOS include the initial outline application stage. We will be taking account of the results of an interim evaluation carried out on the three schemes last year in the design of any successor programmes.The information requested is as follows:
(a) Environmental Technology Innovation Scheme (ETIS) (Jointly managed by DTI and DOE)
Region/CountryApplications receivedGrants awardedExpenditure committed £
South East16781,514,769
East393564,180
South West47
East Midlands342138,025
West Midlands6281,494,910
Yorkshire and Humberside403598,789
North West656674,020
North East19124,186
Scotland331835,120
Wales14
Northern Ireland1
Unspecified/Non UK1
Totals522325,843,999

(b) DTI's Environmental Management Options Scheme (DEMOS)

Region/Country

Applications received

Grants awarded

Expenditue committed £

South East168

2

290,250
East48
South West541409,000
East Midlands413570,805
West Midlands664662,130
Yorkshire and Humberside4418,100
North West724491,800
North East24
Scotland451157,516
Wales251121,865
Northern Ireland9
Unspecified/Non United Kingdom7
Totals603172,711,466

EUROENVIRON

Region/Country

Applications received

Grants awarded

Expenditure committed £

South/East42142,131,405
East1133,977
South West4119,878
East Midlands7
West Midlands31683,218
Yorkshire and Humberside92927,100
North West45544,741
North East74670,764
Scotland73241,562
Wales2
Northern Ireland13
Totals99

131

5,297,645

131 United Kingdom companies have received offers of grant for 22 projects of which six projects involve more than one United Kingdom company.