asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what were the amounts of money spent on youth service buildings, in England and Wales, over each of the past five years; and what were the amounts spent in the area covered by the new West Yorkshire County Council.
The Department's information extends only to those youth service building projects undertaken by voluntary organisations for which it has provided grant aid.The amount of grant provided for these projects in each of the past five years, which is estimated to be a little under half their total cost, is as follows:
|Amount of grant|
|Financial Year||England and Wales||West Yorkshire (see note)|
Note: The figures relate to the former Yorkshire (West Riding) County Council together with those former county boroughs which are now part of the West Yorkshire Metropolitan County. Information relating specifically to the West Yorkshire Metropolitan County is not available.