§ Andrew George
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been spent on the National Fruit Scheme by the National Opportunities Fund in(a) 2000–01, (b) 2001–02 and (c) 2002–03 to date, broken down by region. 
§ Mr. Caborn
[holding answer 31 October 2002]: £42 million is available under the New Opportunities Fund National School Fruit programme. Grants are being awarded through an allocation process. 27 areas have been allocated funds in phase 1 of the programme and these projects started in the summer term 2002. Further allocations will be announced during 2002 and 2003.
The amount awarded to each of the 27 areas under phase 1 of the National School Fruit programme is set out in the table.
Lead organisation Amount of grant award (£) London Borough of Barking and Dagenham 180,460.00 Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull NHS Trust (Teaching) 10,167,600.00 Education Bradford 93,220.00 London Borough of Brent 103,800.00 Northamptonshire Heartlands Primary Care Trust 62,100.00 Cornwall County Council 104,060.00 Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust 136,540.00 City and Hackney Primary Care Trust 130,792.00 Enfield Primary Care Trust 155,980.00 West Hull Primary Care Trust 59,860.00 Lambeth Primary Care Trust 109,340.00 Hinckley and Bosworth Primary Care Trust 111,580.00 Luton Primary Care Trust 164,860.00 Manchester City Council 152,100.00 Central Liverpool Primary Care Trust 119,220.00 Nottingham City Primary Care Trust 122,580.00
Lead organisation Amount of grant award (£) Portsmouth City Council 129,300.00 Plymouth Primary Care Trust 144,444.00 Sheffield West Primary Care Trust 150,340.00 Slough Borough Council 158,700.00 Barnsley Primary Care Trust 82,792.00 North Tees Primary Care Trust 124,860.00 Newcastle Primary Care Trust 153,180.00 Wakefield West Primary Care Trust 110,340.00 Halton Borough Council 90,900.00 Newham Primary Care Trust 102,792.00 Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust 94,792.00