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Institute for Public Policy Research

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding (a) his Department and (b) its predecessor provided to (i) the IPPR and (ii) IPPR Trading Ltd. in each year since May 1997; and for what purpose funding was provided. (124212)

DEFRA came into being in June 2001. From information held centrally, payments to the IPPR are as follows; we do not have a breakdown of funding between IPPR and IPPR Trading Ltd.:

Financial year

Total (£)

2001-02

0

2002-03

352.50

2003-04

1,515.75

2004-05

58.75

2005-06

161,375.14

2006-072

318,458.29

1 Includes £51,898 to meet the costs of a secondee from IPPR to Defra. 2 April to December. 3 Includes £11,408 to meet the costs of a secondee from IPPR to Defra.

Payments have been for advice on energy, climate and environmental strategy, including environmental pollution; business and strategy; business and transport; business and consumers together with a joint public seminar with DEFRA on India's sustainability challenge.