§ Miss Geraldine Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if Lancaster city council is entitled to apply for funding under the neighbourhood renewal scheme. 
§ Ms Beverley Hughes
The Neighbourhood Renewal Fund is a new fund that will provide grants to local authorities over the next three years to improve services in the most deprived areas.
88 local authorities will benefit from this fund. Lancaster city council is not eligible to receive money from the NRF. However, it is one of the authorities invited to express an interest in taking part in the Neighbourhood Management pilot schemes.