§ Mrs. Ellman
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how much funding he has made available for social services and community care in Liverpool through(a) the local authority, (b) the Health Service and (c) the voluntary sector in each of the last five years; and what funding he has indicated will be made available in 2002–03. 
§ Jacqui Smith
I have been asked to reply.
The table provides details of funding which the Department has made available for social services and community care to Liverpool Health Authority and Liverpool City Council, in each of the last five years and for 2002–03.627W
The section 64 general scheme of grants is the Department's main avenue of support for national voluntary organisations in England. Grants are not awarded on a geographical or regional basis.