HC Deb 13 February 1996 vol 271 cc481-2W
Ms Abbott

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the level of finance for the Joint Nature Conservation Committee for each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. [14606]

Mr. Clappison

The budget allocated to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee by English Nature, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Countryside Council for Wales over the past five years has been:

  • 1991–92: £3.955 million
  • 1992–93: £5.050 million
  • 1993–94: £4.900 million
  • 1994–95: £5.008 million
  • 1995–96: £4.735 million

This funding has enabled the country agencies to carry out those special functions relating to nature conservation in Great Britain as a whole and beyond Great Britain which are exercised through the joint committee.

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