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Regional Planning and Development: Finance

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding for infrastructure was allocated by her Department to each growth area in England in each year since 2005-06. (277527)

The information requested is provided in the following table.

£ million

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Ashford

3.6

4.9

15.1

10.9

London

25.4

38.9

79.4

63

Stansted

Cambridge

Peterborough

Milton Keynes

28.6

106.4

123.4

57

South Midlands

Thames Gateway

16.2

41.7

60

22.4

Since 2005-06, the Department for Communities and Local Government has invested over £696 million for infrastructure to support housing growth in the Thames Gateway and the other growth areas of Ashford, Milton Keynes-South Midlands, and London-Stansted-Cambridge-Peterborough. This comprises Thames Gateway funding, the Growth Areas Fund (the Growth Fund since 2008-09), and the Community Infrastructure Fund (a dual-key fund, managed by the Department for Transport in 06-08, Communities and Local Government in 2008, and transferred to the Homes and Communities Agency in December 2008). This funding is additional to mainstream departmental funding in areas such as health, education and national transport networks.