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Neighbourhood Renewal Fund

Volume 699: debated on Thursday 28 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What proportion of the money spent under the Youth at Risk programme in the London Borough of Waltham Forest under the Government's Neighbourhood Renewal Fund was spent outside the five targeted wards; and whether this expenditure was appropriate given the purposes of the programme.[HL1963]

Information on the use of Neighbourhood Renewal Fund to finance the London Borough of Waltham Forest's Youth at Risk programme is not held by central government. Nor has any assessment been made on whether this was appropriate use of NRF. Prior to the introduction of local area agreements, local strategic partnerships were expected to use NRF to support the Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy and it was for the partnerships to decide which local interventions should be funded.