Rural Enterprise Scheme

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Geoffrey Cox Geoffrey Cox Conservative, Torridge and West Devon

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many Rural Enterprise Scheme applications from the South West were (a) received and (b) granted in each of the last 18 months; and what the value of payments made to applicants from the South West was in (i) each of the last 18 months and (ii) over the life of the scheme.

Photo of Barry Gardiner Barry Gardiner Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Biodiversity, Landscape and Rural Affairs)

The following table shows the number of applications received and approved in each month from April 2005 to September 2006, and the value of payments made under the Rural Enterprise Scheme for the same period.

It is important to note that there is no direct correlation between the number of applications received and approved in a particular month, due to the detailed appraisal process. Furthermore, as claims can be spread over months or years, the payments do not relate specifically to the applications listed in previous columns.

The total value of payments made over the life of the Rural Enterprise Scheme is £20,129,666.76.

Rural Enterprise Scheme Information, April 2005 to September 2006
Applications received Applications approved Value of payments made (£)
April 14 5 561,661.73
May 12 3 385,611.87
June 8 5 769,115.20
July 20 13 733,939.84
August 17 6 421,322.20
September 24 11 431,185.14
October 20 4 457,161.12
November 16 15 846,693.23
December 21 16 338,624.10
January 18 3 669,925.35
February 17 17 549,341.05
March 33 13 828,194.06
April 24 7 743,530.08
May 26 0 641,962.35
June 21 0 896,142.54
July n/a 31 569,050.55
August n/a 1 672,517.04
September n/a 0 755,665.22

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