HC Deb 21 January 2003 vol 398 cc272-3W
Adam Price

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much regeneration funding was received by each of the English regions in each year between 1974–75 and 2001–02; and what the estimated figures are for(a) 2002–03, (b) 2003–04, (c) 2004–05; and (d) 2005–06, (i) in cash terms and (ii) at constant 2001–02 prices. [89823]

Mr. McNulty

Expenditure by English region for urban regeneration is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Table 1 shows total cash outturn expenditure from 1992–93 to 2000–01. Comparative figures are not available before 1992–93. Expenditure on neighbourhood renewal programmes by English region is given in Table 2.

Following the introduction of resource accounting and budgeting systems, outturn figures from 2001–02, and plans, are compiled on a resource basis. Resource plans for 2003–04 to 2005–06 will be published shortly.

The fund is managed by the Sefton Community Empowerment Fund Steering Group on behalf of the Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) who are the lead organisation and accountable body.

The Community Empowerment Fund is being used to develop the initiatives and mechanisms needed to support the Sefton Voluntary and Community Sector Network which supports the full engagement of communities in local decision making and service planning. These include the creation of a Network Development Team; support for the North Sefton Community Development Project; the mapping of the particular needs of groups who have historically been marginalised including black and racial minorities, lesbian, gay and bisexual, faith communities and the disabled community.