§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much public money has been used for the purposes of settlements and payments relating to(a) redundancy and (b) termination of contracts for employees of the New Deal for Communities in the last five years. 
§ Mrs. Roche
In the last five financial years, £4,000 of New Deal for Communities (NDC) grant has been used for the purpose of terminating contracts of employment. This occurred in year 2001–02, and was spent by the Clapham Park NDC in Lambeth. No NDC grant has been spent on payments relating to redundancy in the last five financial years.
In total, £2 billion has been made available to the 39 NDC Partnerships over the 10 year lifetime of the programme. The individual Partnerships have grants of between £30m and £61m.