HC Deb 10 December 2003 vol 415 c477W
Mr. Chaytor

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance he has issued to English Partnerships in respect of the criteria used in determining allocations to assist housing-led regeneration schemes outside housing market pathfinder renewal areas; and if he will make a statement. [140941]

Keith Hill

English Partnerships' remit was set out in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's "Sustainable communities: building for the future" which was published earlier this year.

EP's priorities for expenditure include: The 20 per cent. most deprived wards; The Coalfields programme; Urban Regeneration Company areas; Housing Market Renewal Fund pathfinder areas; Target areas for major housing growth in the South East of England; Strategic brownfield sites in or close to any of the above priority areas or in areas of housing pressure or housing abandonment; Other discretionary projects that promote wider regeneration benefits, particularly where EP can add significant value.

English Partnerships is represented on all regional housing boards and takes their strategies into account when making decisions on specific projects in their regions.