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Enterprise and Workless Fund: Torbay

Volume 468: debated on Monday 3 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the likely effect of the Enterprise and Workless Fund on the economy of Torbay and the area's ability to attract grant funding; and if she will make a statement. (166994)

Eligibility for the Working Neighbourhoods Fund (WNF) will be determined on the basis of the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2007 (IMD 2007), which is a robust measure of small area deprivation. Areas that will qualify for the WNF are those that have high concentrations deprivation.

We are currently assessing the likely impact of the new fund on eligible areas and will announce the list of authorities and their funding in December alongside the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement.