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Recycling: Finance

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding was provided to local authorities to support recycling activities in each year since 1997. (197408)

[holding answer 31 March 2008]: The main sources of funding for local authorities’ waste management services are revenue support grant (RSG) and national non-domestic rates (NNDR), distributed by central Government, and council tax. It is for local authorities to decide what proportion of this funding to invest in waste management services, including recycling. Other funding made available to authorities in England for waste management since 1997 is shown in the following table.

Funding provided

£ million

Scheme

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Waste Minimisation and Recycling Fund

50

90

90

45

Waste Performance and Efficiency Grant

40

105

110

Grant to Relieve Spending Pressures on Waste

20

Reward Only Incentive Pilots

5

Private Finance Initiative

70

100

125

130

255

280

Local Communications Fund (WRAP)

16.2

Behavioural Change Local Fund (WRAP)

13