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Shared Home Ownership Schemes

Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what evaluation has taken place of the effectiveness of shared home ownership schemes. [102653]

Mr. McNulty: Independent research "The Evaluation of the Low Cost Home Ownership Programme" commissioned by the former Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (now the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) and the Welsh Assembly Government was published in September 2002. Shared ownership was one of the components of the study, and the main messages from the research were that consumer satisfaction with low cost home ownership schemes was high and that schemes represented good value for money.

The issues will now be taken forward by the Home Ownership Task Force announced in "Sustainable communities: building for the future" on 5 February. The terms of reference for the task force will be announced shortly.

Shire Counties (Government Grants)

Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much money per head of population has been given in

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government grant to each of the shire counties in each of the last 10 years; and what the real terms changes were in each of those years. [103116]

Mr. Raynsford: The available information is in the following tables. The figures given are for formula grant, which comprises revenue support grant, redistributed business rates and Standard Service Assessment reduction grants (where appropriate).

There have been many changes to the functions and funding of local government services over the last ten years, and like-for-like comparisons of grants between years cannot be made for years when changes have taken place unless figures are adjusted to take account of the changes.

For years from 1999–2000, adjusted figures for individual shire county councils exist because they were needed to allow like-for-like comparisons as part of the floors and ceilings calculations.

For years before 1999–2000, adjusted grant figures for individual shire county councils do not exist. A like-for-like comparison between 1998–99 and 1999–2000 can, however, be made using unadjusted figures. This is because there were no changes in function or funding between 1998–99 and 1999–2000 that needed reflecting by adjusting the grant figures for 1998–99.

Grant per head (£)

1993–94 1994–951995–961996–971997–981998–99
Avon424427398
Bedfordshire(13) 513520479494461485
Berkshire450454430439431
Buckinghamshire(13) 477486436445410419
Cambridgeshire(15)430440417438432401
Cheshire(15) 436448423443446438
Cleveland585590549
Cornwall440455439461464481
Cumbria466475441467465490
Derbyshire(13)431444416443424441
Devon(15)420430415440446432
Dorset(14)378384370388372381
Durham(14)477503469494494514
East Sussex(14)419427410429427445
Essex(15)454472435453452462
Gloucestershire413414397414415430
Hampshire(14)418428397413381392
Hereford and Worcester395403375392401
Hertfordshire435453439456452476
Humberside510512478
Isle of Wight454477
Kent(15)474490464482486497
Lancashire(15)486496464488489510
Leicestershire(14)485481452473409421
Lincolnshire460468437465467482
Norfolk418430403421433440
North Yorkshire(13)393402391429429443
Northamptonshire479474447470470493
Northumberland447473482509513521
Nottinghamshire(15)476477446472474459
Oxfordshire389400378389389397
Shropshire(15)441450430453453436
Somerset414422392413411427
Staffordshire(14)439448421442429454
Suffolk417427409432434445
Surrey342356334346347355
Warwickshire398404377397394416
West Sussex383404381394394402
Wiltshire(14)410412382398394399
Worcestershire409
Grant per head figures have been calculatedby dividing the total grant by the resident

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Grant per head (£)

1999–20002000–012001–022002–032003–04
Avon
Bedfordshire(13) 496545537522588
Berkshire
Buckinghamshire(13) 433478475456520
Cambridgeshire(15)414440436438521
Cheshire(15) 460491492480542
Cleveland
Cornwall508546542542596
Cumbria515554555549602
Derbyshire(13)468511509510582
Devon(15)453487483482529
Dorset(14)399433431417463
Durham(14)549587587593675
East Sussex(14)458506501507560
Essex(15)485536531530580
Gloucestershire451492487482547
Hampshire(14)405445441455506
Hereford and Worcester
Hertfordshire490541536524577
Humberside
Isle of Wight
Kent(15)515567562551610
Lancashire(15)530567567570627
Leicestershire(14)441483477462521
Lincolnshire506552548544595
Norfolk463500496498559
North Yorkshire(13)460500496486543
Northamptonshire517550545535603
Northumberland546586585567624
Nottinghamshire(15)486529526524587
Oxfordshire403447440439512
Shropshire(15)461499495505560
Somerset444485481492550
Staffordshire(14)476504504496561
Suffolk465502499488554
Surrey366406400399454
Warwickshire436465464459528
West Sussex410451446450503
Wiltshire(14)419456452445514
Worcestershire427458457452503
Grant per head figures have been calculated bydividing the total grant by the resident

(13) The area covered by the county changed on 1 April 1996 due to local government re-organisation.

(14) The area covered by the county changed on 1 April 1997 due to local government re-organisation.

(15) The area covered by the county changed on 1 April 1998 due to local government re-organisation.

The area covered by the county changed on 1 April 1996 due to local government re-organisation.

Note:

Grant per head figures have been calculated by dividing the total grant by the resident population in the year for which figures were used in the local government finance settlement (e.g. mid-2001 populations were used when calculating figures for 2003–04).


Real terms change in grant per head
Percentage

1998–99 to 1999–20001999–2000 to 2000–012000–01 to 2001–022001–02 to 2002–032002–03 to 2003–04
Avon
Bedfordshire07245
Berkshire
Buckinghamshire18345
Cambridgeshire141210
Cheshire34125
Cleveland-----
Cornwall35123
Cumbria35233
Derbyshire37236
Devon25132
Dorset26132
Durham45137
East Sussex18333
Essex28332
Gloucestershire27145
Hampshire17222
Hereford and Worcester-----
Hertfordshire18343
Humberside-----
Isle of Wight-----
Kent18233
Lancashire15113
Leicestershire27144
Lincolnshire37242
Norfolk36135
North Yorkshire16234
Northamptonshire24025
Northumberland25234
Nottinghamshire36135
Oxfordshire-18248
Shropshire36234
Somerset27134
Staffordshire24135
Suffolk25135
Surrey19235
Warwickshire24137
West Sussex08343
Wiltshire26136
Worcestershire25134

Note:

Real terms figures have been calculated using the GDP deflator


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