§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) if he will list for each(a) area-based and (b) other regeneration-related initiative for which his Department is responsible (i) the amount budgeted and (ii) the total expended in each financial year for the planned lifetime of each initiative; 
(2) if he will list the number and value of (a) bids for and (b) grants made in each of the last three financial years for which figures are available, for each (i) area-based and (ii) other regeneration-related initiative for which his Department is responsible. 
§ Mr. Rooker
[holding answer 20 April 2000]This Department is not directly responsible for funding regeneration-related initiatives. However, the Department provides substantial support for people living in deprived areas through the benefits system and the range of improvements to the welfare systems since 1997.