Communities and Local Government
Simon Hughes (Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Liberal Democrat)
(1) what steps his Department has taken to monitor the implementation of the funding agreement for the grant awarded by his Department to the Royal Borough of Greenwich for the refurbishment of Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels;
(2) whether the Royal Borough of Greenwich met the conditions of its contractual agreement with his Department for the refurbishment of the Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels.
Mark Prisk (Hertford and Stortford, Conservative)
The total funding allocation was £11.5 million for the refurbishment of the Greenwich and Woolwich rotunda, tunnels, stairwells and replacements of both lifts, including funding the associated mechanical and electrical works.
In December 2008 delivery and monitoring of the grants were then passed to the Homes and Communities Agency as DCLG's main delivery body. The agency monitored these grants and was content with progress on the eligible works they funded. The borough confirmed that all eligible works funded by the Homes and Communities Agency were completed as per the conditions of contract and that any remaining works would be funded from its own resources.
Responsibility for these grants then passed to the Greater London Authority on