HC Deb 15 July 1999 vol 335 cc298-9W
Mr. Gunnell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he will make an announcement about successful bids under round five of the Single Regeneration Budget. [91554]

Mr. Prescott

I have announced today details of the successful bids under Round 5 of the Single Regeneration Budget. Brief descriptions of the successful bids in their region have been sent to hon. Members in English constituencies. Full copies of the bid documents for successful bids by region will be held for inspection at the relevant Regional Development Agency and the Government Office for London.

SRB Round 5 operated under bidding guidance issued in September 1998. Subject to finalising the details of the successful bids, the availability of resources, and the satisfactory agreement and implementation of partnerships' Delivery Plans, we intend to make available over £1 billion of funding for 163 successful bids, which include proposals to address key priorities such as social exclusion, education, employment and training, community safety and prevention of drug misuse.

Mr. Woodward

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many Single Regeneration Budget funded projects are underway in each of the Government office regions of England. [91510]

Mr. Meale

There are 517 SRB schemes currently operating in England. Information on the number of projects involved in each scheme is not held centrally. The following is the number of schemes by Government office region:

Government office region Number
Eastern 25
East Midlands 39
London 121
North East 53
North West 94
South East 43
South West 45
West Midlands 48
Yorkshire and the Humber 49
Total 517

In addition, my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister announced today a further 163 winning schemes under SRB Round 5.