HC Deb 11 November 2003 vol 413 c235W
Mr. Battle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent in Leeds west under the community cohesion programme. [132735]

Fiona Mactaggart

Community cohesion lies at the heart of what makes a safe and strong community and is a key outcome for both local and central government. Developing more cohesive communities depends on mainstreaming community cohesion in all policies and programmes.

There is no separate community cohesion funding programme. Many different Government programmes contribute to community cohesion. Information is not readily available on spend by specific constituencies.

An example of a cross-cutting programme in Yorkshire and the Humber that has benefited Leeds was its allocation of £85,000 in 2001–02 and £75,000 in 2002–03 for community facilitation and mediation services. This programme was funded by the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit.