§ Mr. Edward Davey
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what funding has been allocated to the Single Regeneration Budget for financial year(a) 2003–04 and (b) 2005–06, broken down by region; and what funding plans are in place to continue the work of the Single Regeneration Budget from 2005–06 onwards. 1152W
§ Yvette Cooper
The Single Regeneration Budget (SRB) was subsumed into the Regional Development Agencies' Single Programme in April 2002 and remaining expenditure from SRB commitments will be funded from the Single Programme. Information on the level of SRB commitments is not separately collected. Funding for the RDAs' Single Programme is made up from contributions from a number of different Government Departments. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's contribution to the Single Programme is £1,524 million (outturn) for 2003–04 and –1,513 million (planned) for 2005–06. RDAs are continuing to fund regeneration activity from the Single Programme. Funding for all programmes, including those of he RDAs, from 2005–06 is being considered in the 2004 Spending Review.