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Government Departments: Research and Data

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 21 June (WA 279), what was the variation agreed in the project "UK eutrophying and acidifying atmospheric pollutants (UKEAP)"; and for what reasons.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

All Defra evidence contracts are closely monitored by Defra specialists working with policy colleagues. Contract variations are required if there are significant changes to any of the details in the original agreement (eg costs, required outputs, timetable, research team, etc).

In June 2010 the Defra contract UK Eutrophying and Acidifying Atmospheric Pollutants (UKEAP) was amended to include £23,030 of additional work. The work was to establish the levels of fluoride deposition in the UK following the continued eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull, in Iceland. This included increasing the frequency of sampling from fortnightly to weekly at 8 PrecipNet sites for a three-month period; the addition of the fluoride ion to the list of species analysed for all samples for the three-month period; and the additional analysis of samples from the nominated eight sites that were collected before the eruption.

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