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Rural Payments Agency

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Department has allocated to the Rural Payments Agency, in addition to its agreed annual budget, in each year since 2003-04. (96164)

The opening and final allocations for the running costs of the Rural Payments Agency for each year since 2003-04 are shown in the following table.

£000

Opening allocation

Final allocation

2003-041

151,649

168,769

2004-052

194,789

219,011

2005-06

210,277

213,210

1 RPA's running costs allocation was increased in-year by £16.6 million to reflect the merger with the British Cattle Movement Service. 2 Running costs allocation increased in-year by £16.7 million end-year- flexibility (carry forward of underspends incurred in previous years).