[holding answer 23 October 2006]: The (a) original and (b) revised resource budgets for 2006-07 for the named bodies were as follows:
(i) British Waterways—£52.461 million to £48.527 million
(ii) Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science—£33.3 million to £32.4 million
(iii) Natural England—£207.751 million to £193.551 million
(iv) Food from Britain—£5.358 million to £4.965 million
(v) Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB—No change at £230,000
(vi) Marine Fisheries Agency—£31.233 million to £29.511 million
(vii) Pesticides Safety Directorate—£11.2 million to £10.361 million
(viii) Rural Payments Agency—£214.031 million to £237.031 million
(ix) State Veterinary Service—£91.347 million to £88.347 million
(x) Veterinary Laboratories Agency—£94.769 million to £92.419 million.
No changes have been made to the original capital budgets for 2006-07 for these bodies other than an increase for the (viii) Rural Payments Agency—£4.99 million to £27.99 million.
Planned budgets for 2007-08 are still being discussed with the relevant bodies.
[holding answer 23 October 2006]: The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has confirmed that advance payments were made to this applicant on 10 May 2006 and 7 July 2006. A further payment is due following an award from the National Reserve. The RPA is unable to give a date for the payment but this will be as soon as it is possible.