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Business Resource Efficiency and Waste Programme

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what bodies are funded within the Business Resource Efficiency and Waste Programme; how much each is due to receive over the next five years; what the administration cost is of each; and if he will make a statement. (145619)

The Business Resource Efficiency and Waste Programme’s (BREW) funding is distributed to regional and national delivery bodies over three years (April 2005 to March 2008), with the amount increasing each year. We are now in Year 3, the final year, of the current Programme. Any future BREW Programme will depend on the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review.

The current BREW delivery bodies are: the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme, Envirowise, the Waste and Resources Action Programme, the Market Transformation Programme, the Regional Development Agencies, the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, the Environment Agency, the Sustainable Supply Chain Group, the Carbon Trust, the Department for Trade and Industry Technology Programme and DEFRA. Funding for each of these bodies, for each year of the current programme, can be found on the DEFRA website.

One of the conditions from Her Majesty’s Treasury, for the BREW Programme funding, is that administration costs should be kept to a minimum and this requirement is carried through to all of the BREW delivery bodies.