Departmental Policies (Pendle)
Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what policies (a) initiated and (b) managed by her Department since 2001 have had an impact on Pendle; and if she will make a statement.
Mr Alun Michael (Minister of State (Rural Affairs), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Cardiff South and Penarth, Labour/Co-operative)
Nationally, £1.6 billion of England Rural Development Programme (ERDP) funding is available to farmers from 2000 to 2006 for environmental protection and improvement, and rural development.
All ERDP schemes, except one, are available in Pendle since 2001 and are shown as follows:
Farm Woodland Premium Scheme;
Hill Farm Allowance;
Organic Farming Scheme; and
Woodland Grant Scheme.
Processing and Marketing Grant;
Rural Enterprise Scheme; and
Vocational Training Scheme.