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Thames Gateway: Finance

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) which (a) councils and (b) other organisations have bid for funds under the Thames Gateway Parklands programme; (210396)

(2) what proportion of funds to be distributed by Thames Gateway for its Parklands programme will be allocated to (a) Castle Point constituency and (b) Essex;

(3) what budgetary allocations have been made under the Thames Gateway Parklands programme; and what timetable has been set for the distribution of allocations.

The three sub-regional Thames Gateway Green Grid Partnerships have been invited to submit business plans by the 18 July to Communities and Local Government for projects which they would like to receive funding for from the Parklands budget of £35 million. The Department has not received any plans to date. Funding allocations will be made by the autumn.