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Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma Conservative, Reading West

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will publish details of all funds allocated by his Department and its associated agencies to (a) Reading Borough Council and (b) West Berkshire Council in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14 to date.

Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The figures in the following table show payments by core DEFRA to each council.

Core DEFRA
£
  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-141
(a) Reading borough council 181,351 40,000 0 24,500
(b) West Berkshire council 205,433 18,294 13,148 38,000
1 To end of December.

The figures in the following table show payments by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to each council.

RPA
£
  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-141
(a) Reading borough council 0 4,400 13,258 7,740
(b) West Berkshire council 51,565 19,581 52,959 57,971
1 To end of December.

DEFRA's other four Executive Agencies did not make payments to the two Councils. This does not coyer any payments to the Councils by DEFRA’s non- departmental public bodies or other arm’s length bodies.

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