HC Deb 17 June 2002 vol 387 c81W
Mr. Goodman

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will list the activities pursued by his Department that have had a particular impact on the Wycombe constituency since 7 June 2001. [58622]

Mr. Raynsford

I have been asked to reply.

The former Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions was responsible for major programmes of capital investment in transport, housing and urban renewal, and implementing strategic policy objectives, many of which have long-term horizons—the transport 10-year plan, the programme for modernising local government, the urban renewal agenda.

Many of these programmes will impact on the hon. Member's constituency. For example: Wycombe district council received a Housing Capital Guideline allocation of £1,455,000 for 2002–03 plus an additional Basic Credit Approval of £100,000 based on performance. Wycombe district council received a Disabled Facilities Grant allocation of £228,000. The Secretary of State approved spending on the Cash Incentive Scheme of £154,162 for 2001–02 and £134,417 for 2002–03.

The hon. Member's constituency would also have benefited from a part of the local single capital pot allocation to Buckinghamshire county council for 2001–02, which totalled £15.171 million. It is for the county council to decide how best to use these funds and what proportion should be used within the hon. Member's consistency.