§ Brian Cotter
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her answer to the hon. Member for North-West Norfolk (Mr. Bellingham) of 8 January 2004,Official Report, column 391, on rural businesses (payment), if she will break down the £800 million of public money saved as a 1016W result of investigations into the validity of invoices submitted by foot and mouth contractors by main budget headings. 
§ Mr. Bradshaw
[holding answer 3 February 2004]: In his answer to the hon. Member for North-West Norfolk (Mr. Bellingham), on 8 January 2004, Official Report, column 391, my right hon. Friend the Minister for Rural Affairs and Environmental Quality made reference to "… about £800 million" and "… some £800 million" being saved for the public purse.
The public money saved as a result of investigations into the validity of charges submitted by foot and mouth contractors is broken down into the following main budget headings:
£ million Cleansing and Disinfection 672.8 Logistics 47. Claims Surveying 7.1 Value Recovery 4.0 Forensic Quantum and Accounting 48.8
The public money saved to date does not include the £52.9 million being withheld from businesses in connection with disputed charges arising from the provision of goods, services and works during the outbreak.