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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of her Department’s expenditure was allocated to Government growth areas in the last year for which figures are available. (190955)

In 2007-08 Communities and Local Government has allocated:

£122.1 million through the Growth Areas Fund to support delivery in the three newer Growth Areas of Ashford, London-Stansted-Cambridge-Peterborough and Milton Keynes/South Midlands;

£182 million through the Thames Gateway Fund; and

£41.8 million through the Growth Points Fund to support delivery in the 29 existing Growth Points.

This equates to around 3.3 per cent. of the total DEL budget.

Information on the total amount of departmental funding which is directed at the growth areas through other programmes is not available other than at disproportionate cost.