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East Midlands Development Agency

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 5 January 2010

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government why the East Midlands Development Agency has a minimum project size of £25,000 for funding assistance to livestock farmers; and whether all regional development agencies have the same limit. [HL754]

The East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA) does not have a minimum project size for funding assistance to livestock farmers.

The minimum project size for funding assistance to livestock farmers across eight regional development agencies (RDAs) varies from no minimum project size (four RDAs) to a minimum project size of £6,250.

This is not applicable to the London Development Agency given that London is an urban region.

Note: If a project is a water recycling project on a livestock farm and the applicant is in a catchment sensitive farming area, there is a minimum project size of £10,000 due to demarcation requirements against the Catchment Sensitive Farming Scheme.