§ Mr. Soames
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made of the impact the cut in fisheries grant-in-aid in West Sussex will have on sea trout runs in the Western Rother, Arun and Adur rivers. 
§ Mr. Morley
It is for the Environment Agency to determine its spending priorities for 2001–02 in the light of the planned £1.5 million reduction in Grant-in-Aid in England. It is not possible for me to predict how the cut is likely to affect sea trout runs in the West Sussex area.