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Institute for Public Policy Research

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding the Environment Agency provided to (a) the IPPR and (b) IPPR Trading Ltd in each year since May 1997; and for what purpose funding was provided. (124213)

The Environment Agency is required to keep finance records only for six years.

The value of payments made by the Environment Agency (EA) to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) or IPPR Trading Limited in each year since 2002 (excluding VAT) was as follows. For all items over £200, the Environment Agency has identified the purpose of the payment.

Year

Purpose of payment

Amount (£)

2002

n/a

200

2003

Report on sustainable development

5,000

2004

Sustainable development event

5,000

2005

Report on water efficiency

5,000

20051

Environmental behaviour change debate

2,000

2006

Supporting low carbon economy debate

5,000

20061

Environmental debate

2,500

1 The EA holds events either jointly or on its own to debate environmental issues on the fringes of each of the three main party political conferences. These invoices reflect such events.