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Disadvantaged: Finance

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much of the deprived areas funds (a) allocated by his 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 he will make a statement. (258770)

In January 2007, £19.3 million Deprived Areas Fund was allocated to Jobcentre Plus Districts of which £0.1 million was spent.

In 2007-08, £27 million Deprived Areas Fund was allocated to Jobcentre Plus Districts, of which they spent £16.5 million. For 2008-09, £1 million was allocated to Jobcentre Plus to cover the estimated costs of residual outcomes.

The available information on expenditure by Jobcentre Plus Districts is in the table.

City Strategy Pathfinders were paid a grant of £42.5 million in 2007-08: an original allocation of £32.1 million plus authority to spend an additional £10.4 million. The Department does not hold a breakdown of expenditure by City Strategy Pathfinders at Jobcentre Plus District level.

Deprived Areas Fund expenditure

£

Jobcentre Plus Districts

2006-07

2007-08

Ayrshire, Dum, Galloway and Tayside

1,121,646

Bedford and Herts

308,013

Berks, Bucks and Oxford

26,400

Birmingham and Solihull

20,996

Cambridge and Suffolk

17,266

Central London

247,647

Cheshire and Warrington

4,000

195,320

City and East London

124,109

Coventry and Warwick

411

Cumbria and Lancashire

1,536

715,002

Derbyshire

366,347

Devon and Cornwall

167,604

Dorset and Somerset

99,789

Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders

7,786

49,362

Essex

121,134

Forth Valley Fife and Tayside

5,000

396,019

Glasgow

3,936

57,029

Gloucestershire Wiltshire and Swindon

112,948

Greater Manchester Central

2,419

Greater Manchester East and West

37,362

47,251

Merseyside

47,858

Hampshire

102,092

Highlands, Isle Clyde Coast and Gram

14,527

644,329

Kent

138,339

Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth

901,258

Lanarkshire and Dumbarton

728,683

Lancashire

0

Leicester and Northampton

71,049

Lincoln and Rutland

199,177

Liverpool and Wirral

0

Norfolk

229,886

North and East Yorks and the Humber

873,793

North and Mid Wales

235,374

North and North East London

622,438

Northumbria

45,667

Nottinghamshire

75,894

South East Wales

257,278

South London

789,355

South Tyne and Wear Valley

259,641

South Wales Valleys

175

1,113,393

South West Wales

386,246

South Yorkshire

0

Staffordshire

193,681

Surrey and Sussex

304,740

Tees Valley

2,087,794

The Black Country

0

The Marches

380

West London

380

105,149

West of England

341,786

West Yorkshire

22,523

1,468,833

Not identified to specific District

117,004

Total

97,225

16,537,829

Total (rounded) (£ million)

0.1

16.5