§ Mr. Rosindell
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much Government funding was allocated to the protection and welfare of animals in 2003–04, broken down by budget heading. 
§ Mr. Bradshaw
In 2003–04 a total of £9.2 million was spent on the protection and welfare of animals. This can be broken down as follows:
Amount Research (£ million) 3.6 Enforcement (£ million) 12.5 Administration (£ million) 2.2 Scheme (£000) 2900 1 This does not include the cost of enforcement by local authorities. 2 This figure includes items such as contracts with the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) and the Agricultural Development and Advisory Service (ADAS) to support and promote animal welfare.