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Non-Departmental Public Bodies

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2008, Official Report, column 766W, on the Commission for Rural Communities, how much funding each of his Department's (a) executive agencies and (b) sponsored bodies will receive for the 2009-10 financial year. (223606)

[holding answer 15 September 2008]: Budgets for 2009-10 for Defra's delivery bodies are shown as follows:

(a) Executive Agencies: 2009-10 budgets

£ million

2009-10

Prog

Cap

Total

Rural Payments Agency (operational costs only)

182.7

19.5

202.2

Marine and Fisheries Agency

20.5

3.0

23.5

Animal Health

115.5

10.7

127.1

Government Decontamination Service

3.0

3.0

Defra's other Executive Agencies: the Central Science Laboratory (CSL), the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA), the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) recover their full economic costs through charges made to customers for services provided.

(b) Key sponsored bodies: budgets

£ million

2009-10

Prog

Cap

Total

Environment Agency

473.8

357.5

831.3

Natural England

165.9

6.1

172.0

Carbon Trust

58.7

27.0

85.7

British Waterways

33.8

24.6

58.3

National Parks

51.0

51.0

Waste and Resources Action Programme

37.0

3.0

40.0

Energy Savings Trust

39.5

1.0

40.5

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew

17.6

10.9

28.5

Committee for Rural Communities

6.4

6.4

ENCAMS

5.0

5.0

National Forest Co.

3.6

3.6

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

1.9

1.9

Gangmasters Licensing Authority

1.5

1.5