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Access Management Grant Scheme

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which access authorities have received funding via the Access Management Grant Scheme since 2004; and how much each received in each year. (117594)

Details of payments made under the Access Management Grant Scheme in 2004-05 and 2005-06, as well as commitments made for 2006-07, are as follows:

Payments made 2004-05

£

Bath and north-east Somerset

2,475.00

Blackburn with Darwen

5,935.63

Bradford

18,397.00

Brighton and Hove

3,997.50

Buckinghamshire

9,262.42

Calderdale

58,543.50

Cornwall

37,501.24

Cumbria

112,872.71

Devon

6,884.00

Dorset

28,938.03

Durham

80,299.74

East Riding of Yorkshire

7,408.53

East Sussex

42,270.54

Hampshire

10,566.00

Herefordshire

5,250.00

Kent

20,963.00

Kirklees

3,580.50

Lancashire

93,228.27

Lincolnshire

8,453.85

North Yorkshire

76,514.72

Northumberland

53,888.18

Oldham

2,982.50

Poole

924.31

Rochdale

1,406.00

Somerset

6,532.44

South Gloucestershire

3,900.00

Suffolk

18,750.00

West Sussex

125,708.15

Wiltshire

5,786.25

Total

853,220.01

Payments made 2005-06

£

Barnsley

11,815.30

Bath and north-east Somerset

10,891.00

Bedfordshire

25,824.00

Bolton

14,691.00

Bradford

3,051.00

Brighton and Hove

2,919.56

Buckinghamshire

30,159.66

Calderdale

53,768.25

Cambridgeshire

10,514.63

Cornwall

50,756.00

Cumbria

228,761.94

Derbyshire

2,110.50

Devon

64,082.00

Doncaster

12,845.00

Dorset

351,490.16

Durham

91,025.80

East Riding of Yorkshire

34,714.15

Essex

10,173.00

Gloucester

40,215.00

Hampshire

24,726.00

Herefordshire

2,831.00

Hertfordshire

9,660.00

Kent

25,573.50

Kirklees

24,037.05

Lancashire

70,751.75

Leeds

6,108.00

Leicestershire

34,264.80

Lincolnshire

6,786.75

Norfolk

400.00

North Lincolnshire

807.00

North Yorkshire

39,026.25

Northumberland

96,894.63

Nottinghamshire

2,190.00

Oldham

6,836.25

Oxfordshire

34,012.50

Poole

7,110.00

Rochdale

3,451.95

Shropshire

68,044.59

Somerset

21,745.50

South Gloucestershire

12,971.00

Staffordshire

12,331.50

Suffolk

120,769.90

South Downs (east Sussex)

134,721.00

Wakefield

5,248.41

West Berkshire

2,049.75

West Sussex

7,842.05

Wiltshire

11,060.00

Worcestershire

24,792.11

Total

1,866,851.19

Grant commitments made 2006-07

£

Barnsley

1,268.01

Bracknell Forest

758.00

Cornwall

4,712.00

Doncaster

23,557.50

Dorset

159,900.00

Durham

4,604.50

Lancashire

59,880.00

Leicestershire

5,000.00

Norfolk

44,076.33

North Yorkshire

33,221.00

Suffolk

6,000.00

Shropshire

27,415.00

Warwickshire

1,950.00

Total

372,342.34

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what response was made by his Department to the review of the Access Management Grant Scheme submitted to his Department by the Countryside Agency in 2006. (117595)

The Department’s response congratulated the Countryside Agency on the success of the scheme and acknowledged that the report made a good case for extending the scheme for a further year and for giving it some permanence in the longer term. It explained that future funding for the scheme would need to be provided for from Natural England’s overall budget. As such, it must be for Natural England to consider the priority that should be allocated to this work as part of the corporate planning process.