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Ministerial Correction

Wednesday 29 June 2011

Communities and Local Government

Community Relations: Finance

Caroline Flint: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department provided to each local authority for community cohesion projects in (a) 2011-12 and (b) each of the last three financial years. [59346]

[Official Report, 15 June 2011, Vol. 529, c. 787-91W.]

Letter of correction from Mr. Andrew Stunell:

An error has been identified in the text of the Minister’s answer given to the right hon. Member for Don Valley (Caroline Flint) on 15 June 2011.

The full answer given was as follows:

Andrew Stunell: Between 2008-09 and 2010-11 funding for cohesion projects was provided to local authorities via unringfenced Area Based Grant In 2011-12, general unringfenced funding of £190.540 million was allocated to local authorities in England through Local Services Support Grant with the freedom to use it to meet locally identified priorities, including community cohesion.

The following table shows funding allocation for cohesion projects for each local authority from 2008-09 to 2010-11.

Communities and Local Government Area Based Grant: Cohesion
Local authority 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Amber Valley Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Arun District Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Ashfield District Council

72,353

132,647

156,765

Ashford Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Barking and Dagenham London Borough

116,471

213,529

252,353

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

72,353

132,647

156,765

Basildon District Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Bassetlaw District Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Berwick-upon-Tweed

26,471

0

0

Bexley London Borough

26,471

48,529

57,353

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

72,353

132,647

156,765

Blackpool Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Bolsover District Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Boston Borough Council

116,471

213,529

252,353

Bournemouth Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

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City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

72,353

132,647

156,765

Breckland District Council

95,294

174,706

206,471

Burnley Borough Council

116,471

213,529

252,353

Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

72,353

132,647

156,765

Carlisle City Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Cherwell District Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Cheshire East UA

0

48,529

57,353

Cheshire West and Chester UA

0

48,529

57,353

Chester-le-Street

26,471

0

0

Corby Borough Council

95,294

174,706

206,471

Craven District Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Crawley Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Croydon London Borough

26,471

48,529

57,353

Crewe and Nantwich

26,471

. 0

26,471

Dartford Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Derwentside

49,412

0

0

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Dover District Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Durham County UA

0

320,293

378,529

Ealing London Borough

26,471

48,529

57,353

Easington

49,412

0

0

East Staffordshire Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Ellesmere Port and Neston

26,471

0

0

Erewash Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Fenland District Council

116,471

213,529

252,353

Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Gosport Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Gravesham Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

116,471

213,529

252,353

Greenwich London Borough

26,471

48,529

57,353

Halton Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough

26,471

48,529

57,353

Harlow District Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Hartlepool Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Hastings Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Havant Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

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Havering London Borough

49,412

90,588

107,059

County of Herefordshire District Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Hertsmere Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Hillingdon London Borough

49,412

90,588

107,059

Hounslow London Borough

26,471

48,529

57,353

Huntingdonshire District Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Hyndburn Borough Council

95,294

174,706

206,471

Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council

72,353

132,647

156,765

Kingston Upon Hull City Council

72,353

132,647

156,765

Kingston upon Thames Royal Borough

0

0

0

Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Lancaster City Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Lincoln City Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Liverpool City Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Luton Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Mansfield District Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Medway Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Mendip District Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Middlesbrough Borough

26,471

48,529

57,353

Newcastle upon Tyne Metropolitan District Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Newham London Borough

72,353

132,647

156,765

North East Lincolnshire Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

North Lincolnshire Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Northampton Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Northumberland County UA

0

139,117

164,412

Nottingham City Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

116,471

213,529

252,353

Oswestry

26,471

0

0

Pendle Borough Council

116,471

213,529

252,353

Peterborough City Council

72,353

132,647

156,765

Plymouth City Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Portsmouth City Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

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Redbridge London Borough

49,412

90,588

107,059

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Redditch Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

72,353

132,647

156,765

Rossendale Borough Council

95,294

174,706

206,471

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

95,294

174,706

206,471

Rushmoor Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Salford Metropolitan District Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Scarborough Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Sedgefield

49,412

0

0

Sedgemoor District Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Selby District Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Sheffield City Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Shropshire County UA

26,471

97,058

114,706

Slough Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

South Holland District Council

95,294

174,706

206,471

South Kesteven District Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

South Somerset District Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Southampton City Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Stoke-on-Trent City Council

95,294

174,706

206,471

Sunderland City Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Swale Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Tamworth Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Telford and Wrekin Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Tendring District Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Thanet District Council

72,353

132,647

156,765

Thurrock Council

116,471

213,529

252,353

Torbay Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Tower Hamlets London Borough

49,412

90,588

107,059

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Waltham Forest London Borough

26,471

48,529

57,353

Wansbeck.

49,412

0

0

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Watford Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Waveney District Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Wiltshire County UA

26,471

48,529

57,353

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Woking Borough Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

Worthing Borough Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Wycombe District Council

49,412

90,588

107,059

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Wyre Forest District Council

26,471

48,529

57,353

Total

6,000,040

10,999,960

13,000,016

The correct answer should have been as follows:

Andrew Stunell: Between 2008-09 and 2010-11 funding for cohesion projects was provided to local authorities via unringfenced Area Based Grant. The following table shows cohesion funding allocated to local authorities from 2008-09 to 2010-11.

For this spending period (2011-12 to 2014-15) the Government have given more freedom to local authorities to decide how to spend their money. Local authorities have an estimated revenue spending power of £52.7 billion in 2011-12, which is unringfenced, and is available to them to spend on local priorities, which may include community cohesion.