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Rural Development Programme

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 30 October 2008, Official Report, columns 1181-4W, on the Rural Development Programme, if he will provide the figures requested, excluding projects where England Rural Development Programme legacy payments were made after 1 January 2007. (241025)

The following table shows the number of projects for which funding has been approved by each regional development agency under the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), broken down by the categories previously requested.

It should be noted that for Axes 1, 3 and Leader the RDPE commenced in January 2008.

Regional development agency

Up to £5,000

£5,001-£100,000

£100,001-£1 million

£1 million+

Advantage West Midlands

Axis 1

1

3

Axis 3

2

Leader

1

2

East of England Development Agency

Axis 1

1

2

4

Axis 3

Leader

1

6

East Midlands Development Agency

Axis 1

4

1

1

Axis 3

6

Leader

4

North West Development Agency

Axis 1

1

4

2

Axis 3

Leader

6

2

One North East

Axis 1

2

2

Axis 3

1

1

2

Leader

4

South East England Development Agency

Axis 1

5

6

1

Axis 3

1

2

0

Leader

14

South West of England Development Agency

Axis 1

4

15

1

Axis 3

5

1

Leader

1

14

Yorkshire Forward

Axis 1

18

6

2

Axis 3

1

29

2

1

Leader

6