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Regional Planning and Development

Volume 475: debated on Friday 16 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the responsibilities of the Local Government Taskforce are; and when it was established; (205415)

(2) in what projects the Local Government Taskforce is currently involved;

(3) what funds the Local Government Taskforce received from the public purse in each year since it was established.

The role of the Local Government Taskforce (LGTF), since its establishment in 2000, has been to embed good construction principles in local government and provide a link between local government and the construction sector. The LGTF has also taken the lead role in supporting delivery of the construction procurement strands of the Efficiency Review. Funding and priorities for 2008-09 are currently under discussion. Figures available to Communities and Local Government (CLG) on resource allocated by CLG and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (including their predecessor Departments) to the LGTF since 2003-04 are set out as follows.

Funding to LGTF 2003-08

£

CLG funding (exc. VAT)

DTI/ BERR funding (exc. VAT)

2003-04

74,000.00

175,000.00

2004-05

175,000.00

18,800.00

2005-06

175,000.00

0.00

2006-07

175,000.00

2007-08

175,000.00

40,000.00