HC Deb 23 May 2002 vol 386 cc515-6W
Mr. Love

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many(a) Grade I and (b) Grade II listed buildings there are in (i) Greater London and (ii) the London Borough of Enfield; what public funds including Lottery funds have been spent on them in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. [57920]

Dr. Howells

The numbers of list entries as at 17 May, 2002 for listed buildings in Greater London are 576 at Grade I, 1,243 at Grade II* and 16,157 at Grade II; in Enfield as at the same date there are three list entries for buildings graded at Grade I, 13 at Grade II* and 256 at Grade II.

English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund are the main distributors of public funds for listed buildings. The public funds spent on listed buildings by English Heritage in each of the last five years are as follows:

Public funds for listed buildings—1997 to 2002
Year 1 April to 31 March Enfield Greater London1
1997–98 2,285 2,599,000
1998–99 74,754 2,196,000
1999–2000 24,023 2,672,000
2000–01 Nil 2,083,000
2001–02 1,618 2,187,000
1 Rounded figures

It is not possible to ascertain the public funds spent through the Heritage lottery fund, but only the amounts awarded for funding listed buildings each year; these are therefore estimated and projected figures as follows:

Enfield (£) Greater London (£) Number of buildings funded
1997 365,048 19,272,448 38
1998 264,236 15,098,893 51
1999 Nil 5,273,321 24
2000 Nil 13,230,900 42
2001 Nil 29,912,614 37