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|Annex (A): Funding provided by ODPM & DCLG For local authorities to support regeneration projects in England, 2001-06 and allocations for 2006-07 - 2007-08|
|Programme name||2001-02||2002-03||2003-04||2004-05||2005-06||2006-07||2007-08||Overall total|
1. CENs, NMPs, Neighbourhood Element and LEGI all absorbed by LAAs from 2006-07 onwards.
2. NRF and SSCF absorbed by LAAs from 2007/08 onwards.
Kurt Horder (P&C LMAT) - 2/1/2007
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department spent on regeneration projects in Liverpool in each year since 1997; which projects received more than £5 million; what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of each project; and what funding she has allocated for future regeneration projects in Liverpool. 
Yvette Cooper: Since 1997, Liverpool has seen significant improvements in housing, infrastructure and economic and social development. Last year (2005-06) through New Heartlands, the Housing Market Renewal (HMR) scheme, there were in excess of 1,300 new homes constructed and over 1,600 homes refurbished in Liverpool. There was also an additional £10.5 million of private sector funding invested within the Liverpool pathfinder area, of which £4.2 million went specifically into HMR projects.
Liverpool John Lennon airport, one of the fastest growing airports in the UK, received European objective 1 funding towards increasing terminal capacity and improving passenger and public transport facilities. The airport is a key economic driver in the regeneration of the area, and direct on and off-site employment at the airport has risen from 500 employees in 1997 to 2,350 in 2005.
Under the 2000-06 Programme of European objective 1 funding in Merseyside, over 1,700 projects have been approved, in excess of 37,000 jobs have been created and over 6,000 business start-ups have been assisted.
Social improvements are demonstrated by the citys progress towards narrowing the gap against key national floor target indicators. Particular progress has been made in education, housing and liveability, which has seen the gap reduce from 11.3 in 2003-04 to 8.6 in 2004-05. Furthermore, the overall Liverpool employment rate has increased at a higher rate than the UK average, 1.3 per cent. compared to 0.3 per cent.
In addition, GVA growth in Liverpool (1998 to 2003) outstripped the national average rate. Liverpool has also seen a significant expansion in knowledge-based employment and benefited from substantial private sector investment in its tourism infrastructure.
The total funding Communities and Local Government has invested in Liverpool for regeneration projects since 1997 is in excess of £670 million. Additionally Liverpool is also eligible to benefit from a further £393.3 million which Communities and Local Government has invested into the wider Merseyside region. The European objective 1 programme (2000-06) also provides a further £910 million for investment in Merseyside and Liverpool will benefit from this investment.
We do not hold the total figures of regeneration spend for Liverpool in every funding stream since 1997 on an annual basis. However, the following table details the main regeneration funding since 1997, available directly to Liverpool or from which Liverpool can benefit.
European money is routed via Government Office for the North West on behalf of Whitehall departments, and during the period specified the following major projects, administered on behalf of Communities and Local Government, received grant funding in excess of £5 million. Additionally, three European projects valued at over £5 million, administered on behalf of DTI and DFT, also benefited Liverpool.
|European objective 1 (2000-06), Communities and Local Government projects over £5 million grant|
|Project name||Total cost||ERDF( 1) grant|
|Project name||Total cost||ESF( 2) grant|
|(1) European Regional Development Fund.|
(2) European Social Fund.
|Project name||Total cost||ERDF grant|
|Project name||Total cost||ESF grant|
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