HC Deb 30 January 2004 vol 417 cc544-5W
Mr. Burnett

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what costs were incurred by her Department and its predecessor in relation to the proposed carcase burial pits at Ash Moor in Devon, broken down by(a) costs in relation to the acquisition of rights of way, (b) costs of construction including materials and off-site works, (c) security costs, (d) costs of restoration, including off-site works, (e) legal and professional fees and costs and (f) consultants' fees and costs. [151086]

Mr. Bradshaw

[holding answer 26 January 2004]: The site was declared closed by Defra in late 2001. Costs incurred prior to 12/2001 relate to site construction, costs after 12/2001 relate to site management and restoration.

Up to end 11/2001 From 12/2001
Purchase of site (inc Acquire rights of way) 300,000 Nil
Cost of Construction 5,686,000 965,350
Security (inc fence maintenance) 395,000 215,000
Legal fees (estimated) 100,000 70,000
Consultant fees and costs 203,000 1603,950
1 Figure quoted includes site management changes