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Local Government Finance: Terrorism

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she is taking to ensure that the spending of Preventing Violent Extremism programme funding by local authorities is audited. (171943)

The £6 million Preventing Extremism Pathfinder Fund was paid as part of eligible local authorities’ Local Area Agreement grants. Eligible expenditure is audited in line with the terms and conditions set in their grant determination for LAA grant. Performance against outcomes is reviewed by the local authority with partners and the Government office on a six monthly basis.