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|12 Dec 2017, 12:04 p.m.||Holly Lynch MP (Labour - Halifax)||Holly Lynch MP (Labour - Halifax)|
Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Autumn budget, what his Department's capital budget will be for (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21, and how that spending will be allocated.
Answer (George Eustice)
Following the announcements in the Autumn budget, the Department’s capital budgets and allocations are:
Allocation of the ‘other’ amounts is confirmed on an annual basis.
This mainly covers investment in our I.T systems to improve efficiency; renovating and developing our Estate to make it fit for purpose; and developing Kew’s facilities to preserve its status of world-leading botanic gardens.
Defra’s total capital spend in each of these three years will be higher than in both 2010/11 (£548m) and 2015/16 (£493m).