§ Mr. Peter Ainsworth
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions which London-based organisations have received grants from(a) the single regeneration budget and (b) other sources to promote waste recycling in the past two years; and what the value was of grants in each case. 
§ Ms Keeble
[holding answer 8 November 2001]: Information on individual London-based organisations that received funding to promote waste recycling through the single regeneration budget is held by the SRB partnerships who distribute the funding. However, the London Development Agency, who are responsible for administering the SRB programme in London, have provided details of London SRB schemes that included waste management or recycling projects in their outputs in 1999–2000 and 2000–01. These are at table A. In addition, a SRB round 6 scheme "Re-engineering Secondary Materials for Thames Gateway" was awarded £5.4 million lifetime funding in summer 2000 but did not incur any project expenditure during 2000–01. This is run by London Remade, a strategic partnership between waste management companies, statutory authorities, London boroughs and community organisations, with the principal objective of promoting new markets and secondary industries based on reprocessing and reuse of London's recyclable materials.
The Environmental Action Fund, operated by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), is designed to help voluntary groups advance the Government's environmental policies to London-based organisations to promote recycling and raise awareness of waste management issues. Table B lists the grants that were issued during 1999–2000, 2000–01 and 2001–02.
The Spending Review 2000 established a fund of £140 million specifically for local authority waste management and recycling. DEFRA will be consulting shortly on proposals for the distribution and use of this fund.459W
Table A: Number of waste management or recycling schemes in London SRB schemes during 1999–2000 and 2000/01 £ Name of Scheme 1999–2000 2000–01 SRB Lifetime Value1 A New Future for Finsbury Park — 1 25,000,000 New Opportunities for Walthamstow — 1 13,997,990 Bridging the Divides — 48 28,136,192 Cross River Partnership (SBEG) — 1 7,589,237 1Total award of SRB funding is for all the activities within the scheme
Table B: Grants from the Environmental Action Fund £ Organisation Project title Amount 1999–2000 Hackney Community Recycling Learning from Scrap 48,743 Safe Neighbourhoods Unit Estate Recycling Support Project 13,534 Waste Watch 3Rs for the 3rd Sector 21,413 Waste Watch National Waste Awareness Initiative 59,860 Waste Watch Supporting action on 'Less Waste More Value' 99,000 2000–01 Elephant Jobs Community Composting 14.500 Elephant Jobs Office Furniture Fittings 26,108 Hackney Community Recycling Learning from Scrap 49,439 Safe Neighbourhoods Unit Estate Recycling Support Project 13,529 Waste Watch 3Rs for the 3rd Sector 21,819 Waste Watch National Waste Awareness Initiative 55,465 Waste Watch Supporting action on 'Less Waste More Value' 110,000 2001–02 BioRegional Development Group An integrated Tree Station for London 59,860 Elephant Jobs Community Composting 14,500 Elephant Jobs Office Furniture Fittings 26,108 Hackney Community Recycling Learning from Scrap 33,250 Waste Watch National Waste Awareness Initiative 71,680 Waste Watch Supporting action on 'Waste Strategy 2000' 198,000