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Laboratories: Capital Investment

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what capital funding was provided for (a) Pirbright and (b) Weybridge laboratories in the last five years; and what future capital funding is planned. (197429)

Under a ministerial agreement made with the then Department of Trade and Industry, now the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, DEFRA agreed to provide a total of £67 million capital grant in aid funding during the period 2004-13 for the redevelopment of the Institute of Animal Health laboratory and Pirbright. To date the value of the funding DEFRA has provided is:

£

2004-05

1,195,000

2005-06

3,700,000

2006-07

6,300,000

2007-08

6,537,000

DEFRA capital funding for the Veterinary Laboratories Agency located at Weybridge for the last five years and estimated funding for the current and future years is:

£

2003-04

32,164,000

2004-05

16,993,000

2005-06

20,419,000

2006-07

18,034,000

2007-08

119,000,000

2008-09

110,000,000

2009-10

12,000,000

2010-11

12,000,000

1Estimated