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Neighbourhood Renewal Fund

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much of the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund monies (a) allocated by her Department in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08 and (b) carried forward to 2008-09 have been spent, broken down by district; and if she will make a statement. (258771)

The Neighbourhood Renewal Fund allocation was £525 million for 2006-07 and £525 million for 2007-08. I have placed in the Library of the House a table showing the amounts paid to each local authority for the years 2006-07 and 2007-08. Any money carried over from 2006-07 had to be used by the end of 2007-08.

Neighbourhood Renewal Fund was provided on a non-ringfenced basis for 2007-08; local authorities could therefore make their own decisions on carrying forward a level of funding and Government did not compel local authorities to submit details on the amount carried forward between years.