HC Deb 06 March 2001 vol 364 cc150-1W
Ms Kelly

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bolton, West constituency, the effects on Bolton, West of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. [150606]

Ms Beverley Hughes

[holding answer 5 March 2001]: The principal kinds of funding which this Department has allocated to Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council in 1997–88 to 2001–02 are shown in the table. These include grants and borrowings approvals for revenue and capital expenditure.

It is not possible to determine how much money has been spent on Bolton, West. It is for the local authority to decide where within its boundary these resources are invested.


1. Derby, Daubhill and Dean, Bolton

A four-year scheme from the local authority-led partnership. A holistic approach to regeneration in an area with a significant proportion of ethnic residents.

  • SRB total is £11.8 million.
  • Scheme total £80 million.

2. European Funding

The Bolton partnership received approvals between March 1998 and November 1999 for five action plans and one free standing project with a total grant of £9.6 million against a total eligible expenditure of £31.6 million. To date they have claimed £3.4 million, but are expected to claim the remainder by the end of the programme in December 2001.