HC Deb 21 January 2003 vol 398 cc271-2W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much funding Sefton Council has received from the Community Empowerment Fund; what organisations manage the fund; what projects have been developed; and which communities benefit. [89486]

Mrs. Roche

The Community Empowerment Fund for Sefton totals £435,432.00 for the three-year period up to 2004.

over control of public amenities to charitable trusts which have exemptions for tax and business rates; and if he will make a statement. [91146]

Mr. Raynsford

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has not provided any advice to local authorities on the transfer of public amenities to charitable trusts.