§ 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. 
§ Mrs. Roche
The Community Empowerment Fund for Sefton totals £435,432.00 for the three-year period up to 2004.272W
over control of public amenities to charitable trusts which have exemptions for tax and business rates; and if he will make a statement. 
§ 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.