HC Deb 27 March 1996 vol 274 cc641-3W
Mr. Ian McCartney

To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the cost and number of items of equipment and furniture that(a) have been stolen and (b) are otherwise unaccounted for from the Cabinet Office and its agencies Under the programme MAFF is able to provide support which in turn draws in EAGGF money from Europe. Assistance is generally available in support of farm tourism, agricultural and horticultural development and diversification, protection and enhancement of the environment and the generation of energy from alternative sources by the agriculture industry. In addition, there is a special package for the Isles of Scilly.

The first EAGGF projects under this programme were approved in March 1995. In the 12 months which have followed, a total of 25 projects have been approved and these will lead to the eventual investment of more than £13 million in the objective 5b area. The projects approved vary from small schemes, such as that to develop a market for farm cheese, to a multi-million pound project to promote farm tourism in the whole area. Geographically, they span the objective 5b area from horticultural enterprises in the Isles of Scilly to timber products on Exmoor and there is no part of the region which will not benefit. I am very pleased with the interest shown and hope that many more projects will be approved in the future.

Full details of the approved projects are as follows:

in each of the past five years, listing by name any such items valued at £5,000 or more, and showing information technology material separately. [21703]

The Prime Minister

For this purpose, my office is part of the Cabinet Office. I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary, Office of Public Service on 26 March.