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Departmental Initiatives (Pendle)

Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what initiatives embarked upon since May 1997 have benefited Pendle; and if he will make a statement. [149911]

Mr. Chris Smith: A number of initiatives embarked upon since May 1997 have benefited Pendle.

35 lottery awards have been made totalling £1,716,879 from the national lottery since 2 May 1997. This includes one award from the millennium festival totalling £25,000.

In addition, the new opportunities fund cancer care programme awarded £220,605 to the hospice care for Burnley and Pendle--this project will build on current services for cancer patients by providing a 24-hour homecare service. It aims to give carers in Burnley and Pendle support during the night. The fund's out of school hours child-care programme has awarded £27,000 to the Lakeview children's nursery--this grant will create 30 before and 30 after-school places, creating a total of 60 places for children aged 5-14 in a rural area of Lancashire. Ten primary schools within a five-mile radius will benefit from the scheme.

Seventeen millennium award winners have been identified from Pendle and between them they have received grants totalling £25,218.

English Heritage grants offered since 1 May 1997 for the Pendle constituency are:

£000
Heritage Economic Regeneration Schemes Round 1
Barrowford/Higherford40
Primet Bridge40
Round 2
St Mary's Nelson68

Lancashire Library Authority (which includes Pendle libraries) was part of a consortium which received an award of £215,992 from the DCMS/Wolfson public libraries challenge fund's 2000-01 programme to support reader development work in libraries. There were 18 partners in the consortium--North West Libraries Book Promotion Partnership--and it is not possible to say precisely what proportion of funding is being spent in the Pendle constituency.


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Creative industries development is also featuring in the borough championed by North West Heritage Trust, based in Barrowford, who have secured ERDF Objective 2 funds to investigate the feasibility of creating artists studios, an exhibition outlet and support services within the Higherford Mill development. This is a partnership venture together with North West Arts Board and Lancashire county council arts unit. With the SRB programme based in Brierfield there is a further example of cross agency work with a cultural development worker facilitating a programme of arts work managed by the borough, the local community and the Mid Pennine Arts development agency. This programme has recently been awarded national new audiences scheme money, one of only two to the north-west to explore evaluation methods around the arts and social inclusion.

There are of course other initiatives in the wider context of Lancashire that may benefit Pendle. These are:


Information on the national lottery is in accordance with the information supplied to the Department by the lottery distributors for the national lottery awards database.

Departmental Policies (Bristol, East)

Jean Corston: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol, East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. [150552]

Mr. Chris Smith: Bristol, East has received £7,989,112 from the national lottery since 2 May 1997. This includes one award from the millennium festival totalling £140,000.

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In addition, three grants, totalling £36,882 have been made from the New Opportunities Fund out-of-school- hours child care programme. These are:


Since 2 May 1997, English Heritage has offered the following grants: £49,000 to the Arnos Vale cemetery for repairs and £190,000 to Temple Meads old station (Clock Tower Yard) for completion of restoration.

There are of course other initiatives in the wider context of Bristol which may have an effect on the Bristol, East constituency. These are:



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Information on the national lottery is in accordance with the information supplied to the Department by the lottery distributors for the national lottery awards database.

Departmental Policies

(Blackpool, North and Fleetwood)

Mrs. Humble: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will set out, including statistical information, the effect on the Blackpool, North and Fleetwood constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. [150714]

Mr. Chris Smith: Blackpool, North and Fleetwood has received £1,341,025 from the national lottery since 2 May 1997. This includes one award from the millennium festival totalling £30,000.

In addition, three grants totalling £44,231 have been made from the new opportunities fund out of school hours child care programme. These are:


A grant worth £4,400 has been awarded to the Claremont community school from the fund's out of school hours learning programme. The project will teach children to play imaginative games and encourage learning through art and creativity.

Residents of Blackpool, North and Fleetwood will benefit from a grant worth £124,437 which has been awarded to Trinity palliative care services under the fund's living with cancer programme. This project will improve the availability of information to carers of cancer patients.

Two millennium award winners have been identified from Blackpool, North and Fleetwood and between them they have received grants totalling £5,007.

There are of course other initiatives in the wider context of Blackpool which may have an effect on the Blackpool, North and Fleetwood constituency. These are:


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Information on the national lottery is in accordance with the information supplied to the Department for the national lottery awards database.


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