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Lift Scheme

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget is of the LIFT scheme in East Lancashire in (a) 2002–03, (b) 2003–04 and (c) 2004–05; and whether this funding is time-limited. [116130]

The Department of Health has provided enabling funds amounting to £7.7 million in East Lancashire.The local investment finance trust (LIFT) schemes have also required project management and administration support. This is a total one-off cost of around £288,000, to be spent over 2002–03 and 2003–04.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget is of the LIFT scheme in North West Lancashire in (a) 2003–04 and (b) 2004–05; and whether this funding is time-limited. [116448]

Currently, there is no local investment finance trust (LIFT) scheme in operation in North West Lancashire.