§ Mr. Kidney
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what support his Department gives to the Eco-schools scheme. 
§ Mr. Mullin
I have been asked to reply.
Eco-schools is run by Going for Green and is funded through ENTRUST (the approved regulator of the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme) by Coca-Cola/Sita Environmental Trust. The Department also pays grant to Going for Green and its sister company, the Tidy Britain Group, to run a number of programmes, including Eco-schools, that will create an awareness of, and a demand for, litter free and sustainable environments. The Department paid a total grant of £3,763,000 in 199–2000, with the same amount available in 2000–01.