HC Deb 15 March 1999 vol 327 cc459-62W
Mr. Lock

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list (i) the names of the beneficiaries of all the discretionary grants awarded by his Department to organisations within Worcestershire during 1998, (ii) their monetary value, (iii) their total value and (iv) the proportion that that total sum comprises of the total sums awarded by his Department in discretionary grants in 1998. [75253]

Mr. Meale

The information requested is not available in the format requested. In 1998–99 the following resources were awarded by the Department.

1. Grants are paid under the Single Regeneration Budget as follows:

Recipient Value (£) Scheme
Hereford & Worcester Chamber of Commerce Training and Enterprise (H&W CCTE) 90,000 Improving Labour Market Flexibility
H&W CCTE 420,000 H & W Job Creation
H&W CCTE 20,000 Ethnic Minorities in Worcester
Malvern Hills 216,800 Malvern Hills Science Park
Redditch 1,286,430 Redditch Community Works
Percentage of West Midlands Regional Total 13.3%
1 Of West Midlands SRB total

2. The Department provides for the local authorities under Housing Investment Programme (HIP) allocations and resources under the Capital Receipts Initiative (CRI) to support housing improvements as follows:

Local authority HIP (£) CRI (£)
Bromsgrove 482,000 577,000
Malvern Hills 505,000 0
Redditch 961,000 905,000
Worcester 1,135,000 678,000
Wychavon 552,000 0
Wyre Forest 1,118,000 838,000
Percentage of West Midlands Regional Total 5.7% 4.8%

3. The Cash Incentive Scheme is a scheme designed to assist council tenants or licensees to purchase their own home in the private sector there by releasing their council accommodation for others in housing need.

Local authority Cash Incentive Scheme (£)
Bromsgrove 65,000
Redditch 50,000
Worcester 60,000
Percentage of West Midlands Regional Resources 4.8%

4. The Capital Challenge programme is a 3 year pilot programme begun in 1997–98 to test the challenge/bidding approach to any and all aspects of capital across all services for which local authorities are responsible.

Local authority Value (£) Scheme
Worcester City Council 350,000 Dines Green Community Centre
Worcestershire Council 617,500 Primary School at Warndon
Redditch 550,000 Arrow Valley Environmental Education and Watersports Centre
Percentage of West Midlands Regional Total 5%

5. Grants are paid to local authorities in Worcester under the Bellwin scheme of emergency financial assistance.

Local authority Value (£)
Wychavon 10,294
Worcester City Council 7,164
Total Bellwin payments for West Midlands in 1998/99 84,540
Percentage of West Midlands Regional Total 21%

6. Transport Supplementary Grant is paid to local highway authorities in England in support of road projects:

Local authority Value (£)
Worcestershire 1,565,000
Total Transport Supplementary Grant for West Midlands 21,984,000
Percentage of West Midlands Regional Total 7%

7. Grants paid through the Housing Corporation to Registered Social Landlords (RSLs):

Approved Development Programme (Social Housing Grant)
Registered Social Landlord (RSL) Amount of grant paid
Advance 78,750
Bourneville Village 72,690
Bromford 188,186
Bromford Charitable 65,319
Bromsgrove United 65,975
Droitwich Spa 192,422
Elgar 135,416
Evesham & Pershore 63,414
Guinness Trust 12,808
Harden 118,474
Housing 21 12,641
Jephson Homes 54,855
Sanctuary 52,264
Waterloo 169,332
Worcestershire 224,105
Total 1,506,651


Percentage of West Midlands Regional Total is not readily available

Supported Housing Management Grant
Registered Social Landlord Amount of grant paid
Advance 97,420
Bromford 38,400
Bromford Charitable 13,875
Droitwich Spa 36,900
Elgar 18,000
Evesham & Pershore 38,696
Focus 20,544
Friendship Housing 10,800
Harden 20,156
Midland Area 12,640
Redditch YMCA 46,400
Sanctuary 123,812
Stonham 193,677
Worcestershire 52,368
Total 723,688


Percentage of West Midlands Regional Total is not readily available