HC Deb 04 November 2002 vol 392 c17W
Mr. Gray

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the budget is for 2002–03 of the vital villages initiative; and what the future projections for this figure are. [79062]

Alun Michael

The budget for vital villages for 2002–03 is £10.41 million, which is split as follows:

Parish plans: £1.35 million

Community service grants: £4.82 million

Parish transport grants: £4.24 million

Future projections will emerge from the current corporate planning process following the outcome of the 2002 Spending Review.