§ Mrs. Gilroy
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to(a) Plymouth, Sutton constituency, (b) Plymouth, Devonport constituency and (c) South-West Devon constituency, the effects on the Plymouth unitary authority area of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. 
§ Ms Beverley Hughes
The principal funding that this Department has provided to Plymouth city council in the years 1997–98 to 2001–02 and to Devon county council in 1997–98 is shown in the tables. These include grants and borrowing approvals for revenue and capital expenditure.
It is not possible to determine how much of this money has been spent on Plymouth, Sutton and Plymouth, Devonport constituencies and the part of South-West Devon constituency in the Plymouth unitary authority area. It is for the local authority to decide where within its boundary these resources are applied.67W
Plymouth city council1 £ million Nature of funding 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 22001–02 Transport Supplementary Grant 0 0.334 0.634 0 0 Transport Annual Capital Guideline 0 0.334 0.634 0 0.500 Transport Block Supplementary Credit Approval 0.850 0.929 92.122 3.723 95.865 Rural Bus Challenge Grant10 0 0 0 0.072 n/k Rural Bus Subsidy Grant 0 0.010 0.010 0.010 0.012 Capital Challenge (Supplementary Credit and Basic Credit Approvals) 0.711 1.370 1.359 — —
Devon county council1 £ million Nature of funding 1997–98 Revenue Support Grant3 4266.389 Income from National Non-Domestic Rates3 4205.912 Local Government Reorganisation Supplementary Credit Approval 1.812 Transport Supplementary Grant 1.738 Transport Annual Capital Guideline 1.738 Transport Block Supplementary Credit Approval 2.560 Capital Challenge (Supplementary Credit and Basic Credit Approvals) 2.694 1 Plymouth city council became a unitary authority, responsible for all the council services in its area, from 1998–99. 2Figures where known. 3The amounts of Revenue Support Grant and Income from National Non-Domestic Rates shown for 1997–98 and 1998–99 are the revised amounts allocated under "The Local Government Finance Report (England) 1997–98 Amending Report 1999" and "The Local Government Finance Report (England) 1998–99 Amending Report 2000" respectively. 4Devon was subject to a Structural Change Order on 1 April 1998. The figures for Revenue Support Grant and National Non-Domestic Rates quoted for Devon county council for 1997–98 include an amount for the areas covered by the city of Plymouth and the borough of Torbay. 51997–98 HIP allocation inherited from the previous Government's spending plans. Present Government introduced CRI from 1997–98. 6Single Housing Pot introduced from 2000–01 resulting in CRI being merged with HIP.
£ million SRB scheme 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 12001–02 Plymouth 2000 Rounds 1–4 (Turning the Tide; Western Approaches; Key to the Future; Areas of Deprivation)2 3.232 4.112 6.251 5.294 3— Working Together for a Better Future (Round 5) n/a n/a 0.164 1.687 3— Bid for Sutton Ward (Round 6) n/a n/a n/a n/a 3— Plymouth 2020 Rounds 1–6 n/a n/a n/a n/a 8.569 1Figures where known. 2Rounds 1–4 funding merged for accountability purposes. 3Rounds 1–6 funding merged for accountability purposes from 2001–02.
The whole of Plymouth was included in the Plymouth Objective 2 programme, which closed for new applications at the end of 1999. Major projects which have received funding since 1997–98 include: Tamar Science Park Phase 2 (£1.1 million), Seaton Barracks (£0.6 million) and Goschen Business Communications Centre (£0.5 million) in Plymouth, Devonport constituency; Royal William Yard (£1.6 million) and West End Revival Package (£0.4 million) in Plymouth, Sutton constituency; and Mountbatten Sailing and Watersports Centre (£1.6 million) in the part of South-West Devon constituency included in the Plymouth unitary authority area.
Most of Plymouth is included in the South West Objective 2 area that stands to benefit from £108 million68W
7 Resource accounting has resulted in a change to the way capital resources are allocated for 2001–02, with the introduction of a new Major Repairs Allowance (MRA) to cover the cost of maintaining local authority housing in a sound condition. Plymouth city council's MRA allocation for 2001–02 is £8.888 million and, for comparison purposes, is included in the 2001–02 HIP allocation above.
8Neighbourhood Renewal Fund starts in 2001–02.
9Transport Block Supplementary Credit Approval figures for Plymouth city council include Public Transport Information allocations of £0.804 million in 1999–2000 and £0.600 million in 2001–02.
10Rural Bus Challenge figures represent awards—actual spend profiles for schemes may cover more than one year.
New Deal for Communities (NDC)
Devonport People's Dreams in Plymouth has submitted a full delivery plan bid for funding NDC Round 2. In 2000–01, £0.4 million funding has been provided for management and administration of the process and £0.131 for 'Quick Win' proposals.
Single Regeneration Budget (SRB)
Three SRB awards have been made in Plymouth in Rounds 4–6 since May 1997. Funding provided for these schemes, and for schemes continuing from previous SRB rounds, since 1997–98 is included in the following table. It is not possible to disaggregate the funding for these schemes by constituency.
of European funds over the next seven years. The remaining five wards in Plymouth stand to benefit from a programme for traditional areas in the South-West worth around £10 million in European funding over the next six years.