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Supporting People Programme

Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding was allocated by (a) his Department and (b) local authorities in Supporting People grants in each of the last five years. (283330)

Communities and Local Government is responsible for the Supporting People programme and makes all programme and administrative grant payments to local authorities, in respect of this. Information on the amount of Supporting People grant allocated to 152 top tier local authorities for the last five years can be found on the Supporting People website at:

www.spkweb.org.uk/subject/finance

A summary of the Supporting People grant allocated to local authorities in the last five years is provided in the following table.

Supporting People grant allocation

Programme grant allocation (£ billion)

Admin grant allocation (£ million)

2005-06

1.715

40

2006-07

1.685

40

2007-08

1.696

40

2008-09

1.686

38

2009-10

1.666

35

The Supporting People programme is administered by local authorities and it is up to them to decide how the funding is allocated based on their local needs and priorities identified in their five year Supporting People strategies. Further information is available at:

http://www.spkweb.org.uk/Subjects/Statistics/

and

http://www.spclientrecord.org.uk/pubs.cfm