To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to introduce co-payments for the public services for which she is responsible. 
The Department seeks to deliver services to the public using effective, efficient and economical approaches consistent with Government policies on Sustainability.
These approaches include a range of partnership formats where the financial arrangements may be shared with the private sector, including: the establishment of ISIS by British Waterways.
PFI/PPP projects such as the new office buildling in Cambridge, and Flood Defence schemes at Broadlands and Pevensey;
"joined—up" working with other Departments and the private sector on centrally—funded projects under the Invest to Save Budget and Capital Modernisation Fund;
joint ventures between Executive Agencies and private sector businesses under the Wider Markets Initiative;
support for LINK projects.
Defra will continue to use these approaches where appropriate.