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Supporting People Programme

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has for the future funding of Supporting People. (97525)

As I announced on 19 July 2006, Official Report, columns 22-23WS, Supporting People grant allocations to local authorities have been confirmed for 2007-08. Funding for Supporting People beyond that year will be determined through the Comprehensive Spending Review.

We have also consulted on a number of funding-related issues, including approaches to future grant distribution and to new investment, as part of our on-going work to develop a Supporting People strategy. Our initial response following that consultation was set out in “Supporting Independence: Next Steps in our Supporting People Strategy” published on 11 July 2006, and we will publish our full Supporting People strategy in due course.