HC Deb 19 April 2004 vol 420 c368W
Mr. Wyatt

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much public funding was spent on(a) regeneration and regional development, (b) housing and (c) planning in the constituency of Sittingbourne and Sheppey between (i) 1992 and 1997, (ii) 1997 and 2001 and (iii) 2001 and 2004. [159488]

Yvette Cooper

The readily available information on the funding (£ million) provided by central Government to Swale District Council for these activities is tabled as follows. Spend, particularly on homelessness, strategic housing work and planning, is also funded from general Revenue Support Grant and the authority's own resources.

1992–93 to 1996–97 (five years) 1997–98 to 2000–01 (four years) 2001–02 to 2003–04 (three years)
(a) Regeneration and regional development
Single Regeneration Not
Budget1 available 4.1 3.4
Mid-Kent Leader Plus2 0.3
(b) Housing
Local authority housing programme3 14.9 7.2 4.4
Local Authority Social Housing Grant 47.9 9.3 4.7
Approved Development Programme 411.4 4.5 6.0
Homelessness 0.1
(c) Planning5 0.2
1 The funding for two currant SRB schemes.
2 Estimated figure for Swale's of a cross-authority scheme.
3 Includes an element assumed to be funded from the authority's capital receipts.
4 1994–95 to 1996–97 only.
5 Planning delivery grant introduced in 2003–04.