§ Mr. Gerald Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how much funding at current prices has been attracted from the private and voluntary sectors under the pilot capital challenge funding scheme for local authorities in each year since it was introduced. 
§ Angela Eagle
Support for local authorities' capital expenditure is available through the capital challenge pilot scheme in three financial years: 1997–98; 1998–99; and 1999–00. Estimates for support for successful projects from the private and voluntary sectors are available only for the three-year period as a whole, and are as follows:
- Voluntary Sector: £20 million
- Other Private Sector: £678 million.