HC Deb 28 March 2003 vol 402 c466W
Mr. Edward Davey

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2003,Official Report column 639W, on English Nature, if she will estimate (a) the administrative cost for English Nature broken down by Government Region for financial year 2003–04 and (b) the amount spent in English Nature's Headquarters on the regions for financial year 2003–04. [104699]

Mr. Morley

English Nature's baseline Grant in Aid for 2003–04 will be £62.884 million. Of this, in so far as spending in the Government Regions, the following expenditure has been estimated:

Government regional office Estimated expenditure in 2003–04
East Midlands 1,476
East of England 2,465
London 288
North East 1,054
North West 1,909
South East 2,847
West Midlands 1,450
South West 3,789
Yorkshire/Humberside 1,622
Total 16,900
National (amount spent in EN HQ on the regions) 16,579
Overall total 33,479