§ Mr. Keith Simpson
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) when she expects the European Commission to provide modulation payments to the United Kingdom for the foot and mouth outbreak; 1124W
(2) how much money she expects the European Commission to pay the United Kingdom as a modulation payment for the foot and mouth outbreak. [676211
§ Mr. Morley
[holding answer 8 July 2002]: Modulation is a mechanism which enables member states of the European Union to redirect a proportion of their CAP direct payments to rural development measures, should they choose to do so. It is not a mechanism through which EU funding is directed for FMD purposes.
§ Dr. Palmer
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Lessons Learned inquiry will publish its report; and if she will make a statement. [700791
§ Margaret Beckett
I understand that the report of Dr. Iain Anderson's foot and mouth disease Lessons Learned inquiry is now expected to be published on Monday 22 July.