HC Deb 13 March 2003 vol 401 c408W
Mr. Ivan Henderson

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding has been allocated to the Harwich constituency under the Sure Start scheme. [96912]

Maria Eagle

[holding answer 10 February 2003]Pursuant to my reply on 4 March 2003,Official Report, columns 965–66W, there is one Sure Start Local Programme operating in the Harwich constituency—a Round 3 programme in West Clacton and Jaywick that was approved in June 2001. It has revenue funding of £601,996 for 2002–03. Funding for capital projects of £400,000 has been approved to date, including funding for a toddler playground and the purchase and refurbishment of a property for a Sure Start Centre. The programme can apply for approval of capital funding up to £1 million. Essex county council is the accountable body.

Plans for a 'mini' Sure Start programme are currently being considered by the Sure Start Unit. The Harwich 'mini' Sure Start, if approved, will receive up to £100,000 each year for revenue expenditure and funding for capital expenditure of up to £250,000 in total.