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Neighbourhood Renewal Fund

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will break down by main budget heading the programme expenditure for the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund initiative in the (a) North West, (b) London, (c) East Midlands, (d) Eastern, (e) Yorkshire and Humberside, (f) West Midlands, (g) South West and (h) North East region in the most recent year for which figures are available. (110970)

The Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (NRF) is a special unhypothecated grant paid to the 86 most deprived areas in England. NRF can be used in any way a locality wishes—as long as its use is agreed through their Local Strategic Partnership and contributes to the achievement of neighbourhood renewal outcomes in line with a local neighbourhood renewal strategy.

NRF programme expenditure in the current financial year (2006-07) for the eight1 English regions listed is set out in the following table.

1 The ninth region (South East) has a 2006-07 NRF allocation of £3.376 million.

Region

£ million

North West

143.005

London

119.000

East Midlands

30.977

East of England

3.896

Yorkshire and the Humber

78.987

West Midlands

70.017

South West

10.596

North East

65.145