Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden, Conservative):

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to his Department’s Business Plan 2011-15 what payments were made by his Department to organisations as part of achieving Priority 3: Support a strong and sustainable green economy in each year since 2008-09.

    Richard Benyon (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Natural Environment and Fisheries), Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Newbury, Conservative):

    The information is not available for 2008-09 and 2009-10 and it would be of disproportionate cost to identify payments to organisations made by core DEFRA as part of achieving Priority 3: Support a strong and sustainable green economy, as this covers 700 budget lines.

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