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Facilities for Disabled People

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the total amount available from her Department to local authorities in the south-east for disabled facilities grants was in 2006-07; how much was bid for by each local authority; how much has been allocated to each local authority; and what use will be made by her Department of any underspend. (98882)

The total allocation of grant to local authorities in the south-east for the disabled facilities grant programme (DFG) in 2006-07 was £19.962 million. This compares with a total bid for resources from those authorities of £21.093 million. The table gives the details for each authority.

There is provision in the DFG financial management system for local authorities to carry over any underspend from one year to another if this is due to programme slippage and they can satisfy their auditors that this slippage can be made good in future years. There is also provision for a local authority that cannot meet this condition to refund the grant to the Department. As the DFG programme is ring-fenced any such refund will be reallocated to other authorities who can demonstrate a need for additional resource for their DFG programme. Any such reallocation will be made in close consultation with the Government offices.

LA name

2006-07 DFG bid (£000)

DFG 2006-07 allocations (£000)

Adur

180

180

Arun

450

450

Ashford

216

216

Aylesbury Vale

276

276

Basingstoke and Deane

390

390

Bracknell Forest

156

156

Brighton and Hove

495

495

Canterbury

339

339

Cherwell

375

375

Chichester

435

435

Chiltern

240

240

Crawley

252

252

Dartford

180

180

Dover

222

222

East Hampshire

300

300

Eastbourne

300

300

Eastleigh

315

315

Elmbridge

339

284

Epsom and Ewell

357

207

Fareham

159

159

Gosport

126

126

Gravesham

465

312

Guildford

192

192

Hart

180

162

Hastings

420

420

Havant

600

488

Horsham

375

296

Isle of Wight

480

480

Lewes

242

242

Maidstone

210

210

Medway

540

540

Mid Sussex

228

228

Milton Keynes

375

375

Mole Valley

142

142

New Forest

254

254

Oxford

360

360

Portsmouth

528

528

Reading

390

390

Reigate and Banstead

390

340

Rother

240

240

Runnymede

300

224

Rushmoor

240

211

Sevenoaks

342

342

Shepway

246

246

Slough

370

354

South Bucks

120

120

South Oxfordshire

480

480

Southampton

540

540

Spelthorne

250

250

Surrey Heath

239

162

Swale

720

512

Tandridge

120

120

Test Valley

375

313

Thanet

450

450

Tonbridge and Malling

276

276

Tunbridge Wells

180

180

Vale of White Horse

423

423

Waverley

210

210

Wealden

273

273

West Berkshire

324

324

West Oxfordshire

192

192

Winchester

270

270

Windsor and Maidenhead

270

270

Woking

180

180

Wokingham

330

284

Worthing

360

360

Wycombe

300

300

Total (£ million)

21,093

19,962