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Natural England

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 18 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the implications of changes to Natural England’s budget are for the educational elements of the Higher Level Scheme. (113471)

[pursuant to the reply, 11 January 2007, Official Report, c. 677]: My answer gave the year of Natural England’s budget as 2006-07. This was incorrect and should have read 2007-08. The rest of the answer remains correct and is detailed in full as follows:

Natural England’s budget for 2007-08 was announced on 22 December as £169.59 million. This represents core funding, largely in relation to running costs. The Higher Level agri-environment scheme is funded under separate arrangements to support the UK’s Rural Development Programmes.