To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the remarks by the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Iain Wright, on 1 April (Official Report, Commons: col. 299WH), what proportion of the £17.5 million given to home improvement agencies in 2007-08 was spent in rural areas. [HL4470]
In 2007-08, administering authorities spent £17.832 million of their funding allocated through the Supporting People programme on home improvement agencies. Out of this total £4.929 million was spent in predominate rural areas and £4.430 million was spent in significant rural areas. So overall administering authorities spent £9,359,120, 52 per cent of the total HIA spend on predominate rural or significant rural areas.