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Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund: Nottinghamshire

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information was provided by Nottinghamshire county council to his Department on its mineral plans and aggregates levy sustainability fund (ALSF) spending criteria in reaching devolved ALSF funding agreements with his Department. (321032)

Funding for a number of local authorities, including Nottinghamshire, that are most affected by aggregates extraction is provided direct from DEFRA via the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) on the basis that the authorities themselves will have discretion over where that funding is spent. There are no “devolved funding agreements” in the way suggested.

Information on the individual projects funded through the ALSF has been provided via the project database on the DEFRA website and includes project details, location, cost and match funding.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of minerals extracted from quarries in Nottinghamshire was from the parish of Misson in the latest period for which figures are available; and how much aggregates levy sustainability fund money has been spent in projects in Misson in the last 10 years. (321033)

Nottinghamshire county council has informed us that 6 per cent. of the aggregates extracted from quarries in Nottinghamshire came from the parish of Misson (from most recent (2008) figures from the East Midlands Aggregates Working Party).

Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) money has only been available for community theme (“Objective 5”) projects in Nottinghamshire since 2005-06. No ALSF Delivery Partner has recorded money being spent on projects in Misson on the DEFRA ALSF database.