HC Deb 11 December 2000 vol 359 c62W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when he received a bid from Boyd Valley Ward in South Gloucestershire to participate in his parish warden scheme; and what level of financial contributions was to be made by the parties concerned at the time when the bid was submitted;[141344]

(2) what financial contribution was required from parishes participating in his parish warden scheme when the scheme was first introduced; and what change there has been to the level of contributions required. [141343]

Mr. Charles Clarke

The Neighbourhood Wardens grant programme bidding guidance states that the Government would fund up to 50 per cent. of the cost of schemes. At the time when the bid was received on 7 July 2000, the estimated total cost of the funding for years one and two of the scheme to cover four parishes was £313,000. The bid was for a total of £156,550 worth of grants from the Neighbourhood Warden programme. Full match funding details were not provided by the four parish councils concerned.

The schemes are currently working on their implementation plans with the help of technical support consultancy advice. The completed implementation plans are due in by 15 December. Until the completed implementation pans have been received I am unable to say whether the level of funding details have changed.

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