HC Deb 20 March 2001 vol 365 cc126-7W
Gillian Merron

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 Lincoln constituency, the effects on Lincoln of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. [152979]

Ms Beverley Hughes

The majority of Lincoln constituency lies within the city of Lincoln and the district of North Kesteven. The principal kinds of funding that this Department has provided to the local authorities between 1997–98 and 2001–02 are shown in the tables. These include grants and borrowing approvals for revenue and capital expenditure.

It is not possible to determine how much of this money Lincolnshire county council and North Kesteven district council have spent on Lincoln constituency. It is for the local authorities to decide where within their boundary these resources are applied. The city of Lincoln lies entirely within the Lincoln constituency.

Nature of funding 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 (where known)
Capital receipts initiative 1.128 1.021
SRB funding2 1.128 1.545 2.118 32.318 42.439
Neighbourhood renewal funding 0.2
North Kesteven district council
Revenue support grant 2.040 1.927 1.838 1.612 1.841
Income from national non-domestic rates 2.694 2.779 2.986 3.337 3.394
Standard spending assessment reduction grant 0.057
Housing investment programme 0.805 0.614 0.680 1.829 12.686
Housing revenue account subsidy (management and £702.60 per £710.46 per £735.77 per £765.05 per £757.40 per
maintenance allowance) property property property property property
Capital receipts initiative 0.513 0.480
Lincolnshire county council
Transport supplementary grant 3.565 1.669 1.966 0.043
Transport annual capital guideline 3.565 1.669 1.966 0.043
Transport block supplementary credit approval 0.777 0.825 2.140 6.148 16.362
Rural bus challenge grant5 (from 1999–2000) 1.220 1.622 0.547
Rural bus subsidy grant (from 1998–99) 1.194 1.194 1.194 1.525
1Includes major repairs allowance
2SRB schemes include a 10 year project led by Lincoln city council and Lincolnshire Development which concentrates on investment and physical regeneration of dereliction in the city centre and on the University of Lincolnshire by Brayford Pool and a 5 year project targeting Abbey and Park wards in Lincoln aiming to develop tourism, improve skills and support communities by tackling barriers to opportunities, capacity building and social regeneration.
3Forecast figure
4Does not include potential spend from the SRB6 programme as forecast expenditure is not yet available.
5Figures are for total project costs and refer to schemes for which approval was announced in the December or January preceding the financial year shown.