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Mr. Dismore: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what representations have been made to (a) him and (b) the Office for National Statistics concerning the accuracy of the 2001 Census by (i) the London borough of Barnet, (ii) Westminster city council and (iii) Manchester city council; and if he will make a statement. 
Keith Hill: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has received a number of letters from Westminster city council and Manchester city council with regard to the population estimates based on the 2001 Census and has met with Manchester city council. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has received previous correspondence from my hon. Friend concerning the accuracy of the 2001 Census.
The Office for National Statistics has received a number of letters from Westminster city council, Manchester city council and the London borough of Barnet with regard to results of the 2001 Census, and population estimates based on these.
The Office for National Statistics are involved in studies with Westminster city council and Manchester city council, comparing the 2001 Census address lists with administrative records. These studies are not yet complete, but a provisional adjustment to the 2001 population estimate for Manchester, based on the results of the address matching project, was released in November.
Mr. Edward Davey: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list projects funded by (a) Community Cohesion pathfinders, (b) Community Chest, (c) the Community Empowerment Fund and (d) the Community Champions Fund in each year from 200102 to 200506; what the budget was for each project in each year; how much funding his Department provided for each project in each year; and in which Government office of the region each project is located. 
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They are intended to pioneer programmes to break down barriers between the different community groups in given geographical areas. These groups may be arranged along social, ethnic, religious or even work-related lines.
CCP funding runs from February 2003 to September 2004. The first 13 of the above areas receive £285,000 over this 17-month period. The West London Alliance receives £570,000, which reflects its coverage of a much larger area covered than any of the other Pathfinders.
Community Chest (CC) grants are intended to support projects that encourage greater community involvement in local activities within the 88 neighbourhood renewal areas of England. Locally appointed intermediary VCS bodies promote and deliver the programme at a local level.
As information on individual projects is held at area level, a detailed list cannot be collated within the time available. Following are tables of CC funding paid by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister to Government Offices in each of the English regions for the 200106 period, along with the number of projects funded.
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|Region||ODPM Community Chest funding (£)||Number of Community Chest awards made|
|Financial year 1: 200102|
|Yorks and Humber||1,300,516||203|
|Financial year 2: 200203|
|Yorks and Humber||1,950,773||1,004|
|Financial year 3: 200304Based on financial returns to the end of the third quarter of the financial year|
|Yorks and Humber||3,360,419||916|
|Financial year 4: 200405Projected number of awards|
|Yorks and Humber||3,360,419||920|
|Financial year 5: 200506Projected number of awards|
|Yorks and Humber||3,360,419||920|
Figures for 200103 are annual baselines, as funding was allowed to roll over to the next year during this period. All funding figures include administration costs, which are limited to no more than 10 per cent.
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CEF is not a project-based initiative. It funds the establishment and development of an effective community and voluntary sector infrastructure, the Community Empowerment Network (CEN), in each of the 88 neighbourhood renewal areas of England. CENs allow the VCS to play an active part in LSPs. Annual budgets for each English region are provided as follows.
|Community Empowerment Fund Budget|
|Yorks and Humber||1,386,008||1,386,008||1,386,008||1,386,008||1,386,008|
CCF is an initiative of the Department for Education and Skills. It provides grants to individuals nationwide, which focus on the development of learning and skills. It helps to deliver this through its two main objectives:
GOs deliver CCF through a number of intermediary organisations from the voluntary and community sector. The intermediaries promote and deliver the programme at a local level. As information on individual projects is held at area level, a detailed list cannot be collated within the time available. Overleaf are tables of CCF funding allocated by the DfES to Government Offices in each of the English regions for the 200104 period, along with the number of projects funded.
|Government office||Budget for region (£000)||Number of grants awarded|
|Financial year 200102|
|East of England||246||135|
|Yorks and Humber||317||163|
|Financial year 200203|
|East of England||230||131|
|Yorks and Humber||297||170|
|Financial year 200304: Only mid-year figures available|
|East of England||227||80|
|West Midlands||302||Late award panel|
|Yorks and Humber||277||38|
|London||475||Late award panel|
(36) In 200304, DfES funded a national evaluation of the Community Champions Fund. During 200204, an additional 1,530 "You and Your Community" awards were supported by the Community Champions Fund, which provided the matched funding element of a Millennium Commission award, delivered by the Scarman Trust.
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