HC Deb 20 March 2001 vol 365 cc127-8W
Mr. Rendel

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Newbury constituency, the effects on Newbury and west Berkshire of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. [154572]

Ms Beverley Hughes

The principal kinds of funding

Nature of Funding 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–021
Revenue Support Grant 2 36.023 35.205 33.867 38.760
Income from National Non-Domestic Rates 2 33.874 36.819 41.541 40.669
Local Government Reorganisation Supplementary Credit
Approval 3 3 2.643 3.740
Housing Investment Programme 0.299 0.253 0.269 1.317 0.604
Capital Receipts Initiative 0.087 0.274 0.277
ERDF Funding 0.895 0.179
Transport Supplementary Grant 0.675 0.234 0.600
Transport Annual Capital Guideline 0.675 0.234 0.600
Transport Block Supplementary Credit Approval 2.481 0.370 0.650 1.819 2.885
Rural Bus Challenge Grant 0.033 0.076 0.102
Rural Bus Subsidy Grant 0.233 0.233 0.233 0.297
1Where known
2Not available
3No bid made


Revenue Support Grant and Income from National Non-Domestic Rates—figures not available for 1997–98 owing to local government re-organisation.

Local Government Reorganisation Supplementary Credit Approval—ends after 2000–01; the figure for 2000–01 is a bid, which will be assessed August/September this year.

Capital Receipts Initiative—ended 1999–2000.

ERDF Funding—KONVER funding allocated. This is a European scheme to help areas where the local economy depends on military bases—Greenham Common in the Newbury area. Funding provided retrospectively.

Rural Bus Challenge Grant—not available in 1997–98 and no entry for 2001—02 yet as it is calculated retrospectively.

Rural Bus Subsidy Grant—not available in 1997–98.

this Department has provided to west Berkshire in 1997–98,1998–99, l999–2000, 2000–01 and 2001–02 are shown in the table. 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 the Newbury constituency. It is for the local authority to decide where within its boundary these resources are applies