HC Deb 27 January 2003 vol 398 c626W
Mr. Flook

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cash reserves of(a) Taunton Deane Borough Council, (b) Somerset County Council, (c) Mendip District Council, (d) West Somerset District Council, (e) Sedgemoor District Council and (f) South Somerset District Council were in each of the last 15 years. [92183]

Mr. Raynsford

The available information, as reported by local authorities, is tabled.

Special Grant Report No. 93, which has been placed in the Library of the House, explains the purpose, allocations and spending conditions of NRF grant in 2002–03. The grant conditions include the requirements that: local authorities should agree the use of NRF with their Local Strategic Partnership (LSP), and they should submit my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister an annual Statement of Use, also agreed with the LSP, setting out how the grant is being spent and what impact is expected to be achieved with the grant.

(Arrangements for 2003–04 will be specified shortly, in a Special Grant Report for that year).