HC Deb 23 July 1998 vol 316 cc669-70W
Yvette Cooper

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list the grants and awards that require bids from applicants which his Department is responsible for administering and awarding(a) nationally and (b) that people and groups within Wakefield Metropolitan District are eligible to bid for; if he will publish the deadlines for these applications; and if he will produce this list on a regular basis. [51274]

Angela Eagle

The principal programme currently administered by my Department which requires bids from applicants in the Single Regeneration Budget (SRB). The announcement on the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) explained that there would be new rounds of the SRB. Partnerships in England will be eligible to bid, including those in the Wakefield Metropolitan District. An announcement on future bidding arrangements, and hence the deadline for applications, will be made shortly.

In addition, the announcement on the outcome of the CSR, 14 July 1998, Official Report, columns 187–94, referred to the New Deal for Communities which will

Moving annual average performance
TOC Charter service group P13 1992–93% P13 1997–98% Variance positive/(negative)%
Anglia Railway (UK) Ltd. East Suffolk 95.2 n/a
Anglia Railway (UK) Ltd. Felixstowe 87.7 n/a
Anglia Railway (UK) Ltd. Great Yarmouth 97.8 n/a
Anglia Railway (UK) Ltd. Intercity Anglia 85.0 95.6 10.8
Anglia Railway (UK) Ltd. Lowestoft 97.8 n/a
Anglia Railway (UK) Ltd. Peterborough/Cambridge 95.4 n/a
Anglia Railway (UK) Ltd. Sheringham 97.3 n/a
Great Eastern Railways Ltd. Great Eastern 92.6 95.0 2.4
LTS Rail Ltd. London Tilbury & Southend 90.4 93.1 2.7
West Anglia and Great Northern Railways Ltd. Great Northern 92.1 92.1 (0.0)
West Anglia and Great Northern Railways Ltd. West Anglia 96.4 n/a
Cardiff Railway Co. Ltd. Cardiff Valleys 90.9 90.3 (0.8)
Great Western Trains Ltd. Great Western 86.7 78.8 (7.9)
Wales & West Cornwall 96.9 85.2 (1.7)
Wales & West Devon 87.8 94.7 6.9
Wales & West South Cotswolds 90.6 93.0 2.4
Wales & West West & Central Wales 94.4 94.4 (0.0)
Wales & West Western Express 89.9 92.0 2.1
Wales & West Avon 86.8 84.1 (2.7)
Thames Trains Ltd. Thames 86.1 n/a
GNE Railways Ltd. East Coast 88.0 92.0 4.0
Northern Spirit Northern Long 93.9 97.2 3.3
Northern Spirit South Yorks & Humberside Long 89.4 95.8 6.4
Northern Spirit South Yorks & Humberside Short 87.8 94.6 6.8
Northern Spirit Transpennine 91.1 93.0 1.9
Northern Spirit West Yorkshire Long 93.7 92.1 (1.6)

offer intensive help to the most deprived neighbourhoods, focusing on enhancing economic and employment opportunities, improving the quality of life and offering better neighbourhood management. The detailed arrangements for the New Deal for Communities have yet to be announced.

Details of any bidding rounds for grants would be published at the appropriate time.