North York Moors National Park Authority
Environment Food and Rural Affairs

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Tom Blenkinsop (Opposition Whip (Commons); Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding the North York Moors National Park Authority received from the public purse in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009, (d) 2010 and (e) 2011; and how much such funding she estimates it will receive in 2012.

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Richard Benyon (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Newbury, Conservative)

The national park authorities receive funding from DEFRA as well as a range of other sources. The level of grant paid, or due to be paid, to the North York Moors National Park Authority by DEFRA for the years in question is as follows:

  £
2007-08 5,179,335
2008-09 5,402,230
2009-10 5,550,791
2010-11 5,428,266
2011-12 5,138,475
2012-13 4,844,687

The reductions in grant are in line with the arrangements made to help address the deficit.

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