HC Deb 24 March 2004 vol 419 c837W
Mr. Nicholas Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will break down by(a) year and (b) scheme how the £66 million allocated to the pig industry restructuring scheme was spent; and if she will list unspent funds. [155593]

Alun Michael

The £66 million provisionally allocated to the Pig Industry Restructuring Scheme was spent as follows:

  1. (a) £15.7 million in Financial Year 2001–02 and £10.9 million in each Financial Year 2002–03 and 2003–04.
  2. (b) £21.8 million for the Ongoers scheme and £15.7 million for the Outgoers scheme.

Of the remainder, £22 million was used to fund measures related to the classical swine fever (CSF) outbreak in East Anglia, £3.9 million was 'loaned' to the Meat and Livestock Commission to fund the industry's top-up payment to the Government's CSF-related Pig Welfare (Disposal) Scheme, and £2.6 million was re-allocated to a post-FMD recovery scheme.

Not all claims have been submitted and met as yet but funds have been fully allocated.