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Brixham Fish Quay

Volume 468: debated on Wednesday 28 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the estimated rebuilding costs of Brixham Fish Quay are; when the rebuilding will be (a) started and (b) completed; how much EU funding under Objective 2 the scheme has received; and if he will make a statement. (168629)

[holding answer 27 November 2007]: In February 2007, the Marine and Fisheries Agency agreed to commit £2 million towards the renovation of Brixham Fish Market. Subsequently, we agreed that work on the project could begin in May 2007 and, exceptionally due to the importance of the project, that the project would be completed by October 2008, which is later than the formal Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance timetable.

The Objective 2 programme is contributing £2 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) towards the cost of the wider Brixham regeneration scheme. This includes access to the fish quay and the provision of workspace for marine and fish-related businesses, but not to the fish quay itself.