HC Deb 15 June 1995 vol 261 c613W
Mr. Bellingham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he will publish the indicative allocations to Government offices for the regions in respect of the second round of the single regeneration budget challenge fund. [29083]

Mr. Curry

The indicative allocations to Government offices for the regions for the first two years of round 2 of the challenge fund are shown in the table, expressed in terms of bands. These figures relate to the current total provision of £240 million for 1996–97 and 1997–98—that is, for £40 million in 1996–97 and £200 million in 199798. The sums available to support approved round 2 schemes in later years are subject to annual public expenditure decisions. The final allocations will depend upon Minister's decisions on the bids submitted for support in response to the bidding guidance issued on 12 April 1995, copies of which are in the Library of the House.

Region £ million
London 60–65
South East 12–15
Eastern 3–5
South West 6–8
East Midlands 9–12
West Midlands 20–24
Merseyside 14–17
North West 28–32
Yorks and Humberside 30–34
North East 28–32