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Lord Whitty: On 1 December 1998 at the second national Coalfields Conference in Peterlee, County Durham, the Deputy Prime Minister announced a 10-year programme to regenerate coalfield communities with an investment package of £354 million over three years. A fuller breakdown of this investment and further steps to be taken are set out in Making the Difference--A new Start for England's Coalfield
A further report entitled Making the Difference--A new Start for England's Coalfield Communities: The Coalfields Task Force Report--A Progress Report by the Government was published by the Deputy Prime Minister at the third national Coalfields Conference in Wigan on 18 October. This report sets out progress on delivery of the recommendations of the Coalfields Task Force. Copies of both these documents have been placed in the Library of the House.
Substantial progress has already been made in all coalfields areas, including South Yorkshire, following on from the work and recommendations of the Coalfields Task Force. The Government are determined to maintain that momentum.
Lord Whitty: The Single Regeneration Budget (SRB) provides resources to support regeneration initiatives in England carried out by local partnerships. Its priority is to enhance the quality of life of local people in areas of need by reducing the gap between deprived and other areas, and between different groups.
|Name of schemes||SRB funding (lifetime) £ million|
|Rotherham: Shaping Rotherham's Future||14.387|
|Doncaster: Stainforth Estate Action||5.349|
|Barnsley: Developing Stronger Communities||46.275|
|Doncaster: Going for Growth||19.612|
|Rotherham: Eastwood/Oakhill Challenge||12.2|
|Dearne Valley: Building on Achievement||3.101|
|Doncaster: Northern Corridor||14.163|
|Rotherham: Young People Sharing Rotherham||7.68|
|Rotherham: New York Riverside||5.72|
|Dearne Valley: Opportunities for All||1.611|
|Helping Communities Build a Better Future||16.5|