HC Deb 28 February 1995 vol 255 cc473-4W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, how much is being spent in 1994–95 under the single regeneration budget in London in (a) Greater London (b) metropolitan districts and (c) elsewhere; what are the figures for each year since the establishment of the single regeneration budget; and how much is planned to be spent in (i) 1995–96 and (ii) 1996–62.

Mr. Robert B. Jones

[holding answer 21 February 1995]: The single regeneration budget came into operation in April 1994. Outturn expenditure in 1994–95 on the contributing programmes within the SRB is expected to be:

£ million
a) Greater London 373.7
b) Metropolitan districts 639,5
c) elsewhere 254.5
Total 1,267.7

These figures exclude expenditure by English Partnerships, whose budget has not been regionally allocated. Total expenditure may also be higher in areas where contributing programmes make use of receipts or contributions from local authorities or the private sector.

Planned SRB expenditure, including English Partnerships, in future years is £1,329.0 million in 1995–96 and £1,324.2 million in 1996–97. As allocations to specific areas are not finalised and new SRB partnerships will, in some cases, operate across local authority areas, a breakdown of this planned expenditure by the areas sought is not available.