HC Deb 08 July 1992 vol 211 c243W
Mr. Morley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how much his Department has paid in grants in total to United Kingdom conservation bodies to assist them to buy land for nature reserves in each year between 1989 and the present time; how many applications for grant aid were(a) received in 1991 and (b) accepted; and if he will give details of each grant over £10,000.

Mr. Maclean

The following is the information:

Land purchase grants over £10,000 given by English nature in 1991–92
Site Applicant SSSI land purchased (hectares) Grant given £
Hazelwood Marshes Suffolk Suffolk Wildlife Trust 3.29 21,000
Hoe Hill and Clayford Pits South Humbersidc Lincolnshire and South Humberside Trusts for Nature Conservation 24.5 10,000
West Sedgemoor Somerset RSPB 26 32,000
Irlams Beach Saltings (Hamford Water) Little Oakley and District Wildflowers Assocation 50 10,000
Bowling Green Marsh Exe Estuary Devon RSPB 8.1 10,000
Roydon Common Norfolk Norfolk Naturalists' Trust 81.28 10,000
Fortescue Estate Somerset Exmoor National Park (Somerset CC) 485.22 20,000
Ham Brook Marshes Kent Kent Trust for Nature Conservation 29.2 19,000
Lower Raypitts Farm Essex Essex Wildlife Trust 69.29 20,000
Decon Hill Bedfordshire The Wildlife Trusts of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire 25.1 19,000
Lower Wood, Ashwellthorpe Norfolk Norfolk Naturalists Trust 36 23,750
Ouse Washes Cambridgeshire RSPB 5.47 10,132.50p
Ouse Washes Cambridgeshire RSPB 13.11 20,250