HC Deb 03 November 1997 vol 300 c64W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what provision he is making to supply low-income families with more advice centres and family centres. [13733]

Mr. Raynsford

The Single Regeneration Budget (SRB) supports a range of locally led community projects which include the provision of advice, family and community centres and other initiatives of benefit to low-income families. Round 4 of the SRB Challenge Fund has been specifically recast to target it more effectively on those in the greatest need.

More generally, the need to spend on local authority services is reflected in local authorities' Standard Spending Assessments which are used for the distribution of Revenue Support Grant. Decisions on spending priorities are a matter for each local authority.