§ Mr. Yeo
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his oral statement of 11 May 2000,Official Report, column 1028, concerning the redistributive effects of the England rural development scheme, if he will provide estimates of the projected redistribution in each English region. 
§ Mr. Nick Brown
[holding answer 22 May 2000]: Each English region is being allocated funds for the Rural Enterprise Scheme, Training measure and processing and Marketing Grants to enable them to identify projects which meet regionally identified priorities. Funds are being apportioned on the basis of objective criteria such as agricultural productivity and labour force.