HL Deb 21 February 2005 vol 669 c183WA
Baroness Byford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many people have been employed in the Food and Local Agricultural Information Resource in each year since its inception; how much the resource has cost to date; and how long it is planned to continue. [HL1276]

Lord Whitty

FLAIR was a project led by the Foundation for Local Food Initiatives. It was part-funded by the Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, and then Defra, through the Environmental Action Fund. The EAF grant contribution to the project amounted to £42,300 over three years. The project's purpose was to raise the profile of the local food sector; develop a strategic understanding of the sector among partner organisations; and to enable networking and information sharing between projects and initiatives.

No Defra staff were involved in delivery of the project, which concluded in 2003.