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Community Development: Finance

Volume 507: debated on Thursday 11 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2010, Official Report, column 247W, on community development: finance, if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) data and (b) plans used to determine the allocation of funding from the Connecting Communities Fund to each local authority. (319106)

The neighbourhoods which benefited from Connecting Communities funding were identified after a range of hard and soft data around cohesion, deprivation and crime, perceived unfairness in the allocation of resources had been carefully examined. Feedback was also given by people working locally. The plans for each area were decided after discussions between local authorities and their Government office about the support required. The data and the plans are specific to each local authority and may include sensitive information. The hon. Member may wish to contact Peterborough city council about the selection of areas and the activities taking place in his constituency.