§ Sir Michael Spicer
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he will make a statement about the allocation of the £52 million additional funds for flood defences. 
§ Mr. Morley
I informed the flood and coastal defence operating authorities of revised allocations for 2001–02 on 17 February. As a result of increases in the last two Spending Reviews, and following the announcements of additional funding packages in November and January, MAFF funding available for flood and coastal defence in 2001–02 is £102.6 million. The funding will be shared between:
£ million Environment Agency 53.6 Local Authorities 46 Internal Drainage Boards 3
Most of the increased funding is going to the Environment Agency: (a) to accelerate the capital programme on 'main' rivers, (b) to carry forward catchment studies and (c) to make a contribution towards the emergency response and repair costs incurred in the recent flooding. However both Local Authorities and Internal Drainage Boards will also be able to make
56W applications for accelerated river defence works, and £1 million is being set aside for the emergency costs incurred by Internal Drainage Boards.
Expected total costs Expected end date State Veterinary Service network/TB implementation 5,306,704 Annual revision required Replacement for current Vet Net systems—pilot projects 150,000 July 2001 Cattle Ear Tag Allocation System 200,000 April 2001 Geographical Information Systems for Animal Disease Control 542,133 April 2001 British Cattle Movement Service Strategic Enhancements and Integration Testing of IT System 3,204,727 Annual revision required Web Access to Cattle Tracing System 1,759,153 May 2001 Monitoring of Animal Movements within UK and EC 237,965 Annual revision required Pet Travel Scheme 250,000 August 2000 GB Cattle Herd Registration Development 1,367,000 November 2000 Scrapie Control System 1,908,223 July 2001 Farm Survey System replacement 1,329,020 March 2002 Grants and Subsidies Management System for Common Agricultural Policy Payments 2,823,476 Annual revision required Combined Bovine Risk Assessment Scheme 2,151,500 December 2001 Beef Extensification Premium Scheme 1,339,000 May 2001 New Common Agricultural Policy Support Systems 15,846,854 Annual revision required Cattle Slaughter Premium Scheme 1,767,500 Annual revision required Agenda 2000 1,378,650 Annual revision required Hill Farmers Allowance 1,838,501 May 2001 England Rural Development Programme 2,135,375 February 2003 Sea Fish Management Systems 394,005 Annual revision required Fisheries Satellite Surveillance 322,541 July 2003 Integration of Existing Building and Estate Management Databases 1,553,085 Annual revision required Upgrade to Financial Systems and reporting tools 10,878,802 Annual revision required E-Commerce 1,867,334 December 2001 Replacement Office/Corporate Systems 9,827,835 December 2001 Central Science Laboratories (CSL): Integrated Business Information System 500,000 October 2001 CSL: Upgrade to Hardware to run new Office Systems 250,000 May 2001 Centre for Environmental, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS): Laboratory Information 350,000 March 2003 Management Systems CEFAS: Biological Sampling System 120,000 March 2003 Farming and Rural Conservation Agency (FRCA): Invest to Save Interdepartmental project 462,000 April 2002 (MAGIC) Geographical Information System FRCA: Cartography Tool Kit 930,000 April 2003 FRCA: basic mapping for administration of agri-environmental schemes 292,000 October 2001 Intervention Board (IB): Oracle Multi Org for Intervention Board 252,000 February 2001 IB: Block Guarantee Scheme System Redevelopment 198,000 April 2001 IB: Audit Logging 187,548 December 2001 IB: Data Integration 278,833 March 2001 IB: Brussels Matrix 429,018 March 2001
Revised plans for future years have been commissioned from the operating authorities recently. These will inform decisions about future allocations in due course.