HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 c735W
Mr. Sanders

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his policy is to assist areas with(a) low average wages, (b) low average incomes and (c) both low average wages and low average incomes. [129157]

Yvette Cooper

The National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal is designed to narrow the gap between the most deprived neighbourhoods and the rest of the country. Low income is a key indicator in the Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2000 used to target resources and focus activity on those areas in greatest need. Policies for neighbourhood renewal include the New Deal for Communities partnerships, the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, Floor targets and the development of local partnerships and community networks.