Supporting People Programme

Charles Walker asks the Deputy Prime Minister about payments made to Hertfordshire from the Supporting People programme.

Mr. Walker: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the payments made to Hertfordshire from the Supporting People programme in each financial year since 1997; what payments he expects will be made in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08; and if he will make a statement. [15034]

Mr. Woolas: The Supporting People programme was launched in April 2003, in the two years preceding this date Hertfordshire received Supporting People Administration Grant as a contribution towards the costs of implementing the programme. Since 2003 Hertfordshire has been allocated both Support People Administration Grant and Supporting People Programme grant. No decision has been taken regarding individual grant allocations in either 2006-07 or 2007-08 although the Government have committed that no authority will receive a cash increase greater than 10 per cent. or reduction greater than 5 per cent. in either of these years. Supporting People payments made to Hertfordshire are listed as follows:

 

Total (£000)

2001-02

287

2002-03

592

2003-04

23,023

2004-05

23,402

2005-06

22,057

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