§ Chris Ruane
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money was allocated to reviving(a) coalfield communities, (b) steel communities, (c) rural communities, (d) inner-city areas and (e) seaside towns in each of the last 10 years. 
§ Mr. Boateng
[holding answer 11 July 2002]: A large number of different funding sources support the revival of vulnerable communities and it is not possible to provide the information in the form requested. However, our strong record on support for these types of communities includes:coalfield regeneration by English Partnerships of £385 million over 10 years to 2006–07;Coalfield Regeneration Trust of £90 million over seven years to 2004–05;£60 million since 2000–01 on rural programmes by the Countryside Agency;some £120 million of support from the Regional Development Agencies for rural development and communities;New Deal for Communities partnerships will receive £2 billion over 10 years;Neighbourhood Renewal Fund is £900 million over three years; andSingle Regeneration Budget partnerships that cover coastal areas have been allocated some £440 million since 1995.
Regeneration programmes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in devolved areas are a matter for their devolved Administrations.