HC Deb 06 February 2002 vol 379 cc978-9W
Ms Coffey

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how he will allocate the money being made available from the Capital Modernisation Fund to Crime and Disorder partnerships in England and Wales to assist small retailers in deprived areas. [34088]

Mr. Denham

My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary announced on 27 June 2001 the provision of £15 million over three years from the Capital Modernisation Fund to assist small retailers in deprived areas to improve the security of their businesses. £3 million is available in the 2001–02 financial year, with a further £6 million in both 2002–04.

This money, which is being spent on schemes identified by regional crime reduction directors, in conjunction with Crime and Disorder Reduction partnerships, will be used to help small retailers to improve security. This will be achieved by employing a variety of interventions, including enhancing the security of individual premises and improving the environment of shopping centres.

I am now able to announce the specific projects which will receive funding from the 2001–02 allocation. £100,000 of the first year funding of £3 million has been set aside for administration and evaluation. The remaining £2.9 million has been distributed to regions in England and Wales using a straightforward formula based on relevant and readily available information. The formula shares 30 per cent. of funds equally between the nine regions in England and Wales, allocates 30 per cent. based on the proportion of population living in the 10 per cent. most deprived wards and 40 per cent. on levels of recorded crimes which impact most on retailers. The regional allocation of project funds for 2002–03 and 2003–04 will be announced in due course.

Date of birth School year in which teacher will reach age 60 Number of teachers
1 September 1941 to 31 August 1942 1 September 2001 to 31 August 2002 3,380
1 September 1942 to 31 August 1943 1 September 2002 to 31 August 2003 4,700
1 September 1943 to 31 August 1944 1 September 2003 to 31 August 2004 6,010
1 September 1944 to 31 August 1945 1 September 2004 to 31 August 2005 6,870
1 September 1945 to 31 August 1946 1 September 2005 to 31 August 2006 8,810


The data are provisional.