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Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: The hon. Member’s constituency has not done badly overall—it has previously been given £4 million through the UK shared prosperity fund and £12 million through the future high streets fund—but I understand the points that he has made and, as I have said, a third round is coming up.

Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: I will be happy to do that.

Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: I would not say any of those things to the hon. Gentleman’s constituents because I have repeatedly said that 45% of the funding has gone to Opposition areas. There were £8 billion-worth of bids, which were excellent, and unfortunately the fund was £2 billion. I am pleased that his area got £16 million of future high streets funding quite recently.

Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: Yes, I will be happy to meet my hon. Friend, and I applaud his Conservative principles of never giving up and making sure that every area is covered.

Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: What we have heard across the House this morning is that people who were unsuccessful in round 1 were successful, after taking on board feedback, in round 2. The pot was significantly over-subscribed. Of course we can improve areas and I look forward to round 3.

Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: This morning we have an urgent question on the levelling-up fund, but that is not the only funding that is coming through the Government. The hon. Lady mentioned social care, and she will know that my right hon. Friend the Prime recently announced an additional £7.5 billion for social care and £27 billion to ensure that those who are struggling with the cost of living are supported over the...

Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: I do not believe the UKSPF funding was allocated like that. Greater Manchester got £98 million. Of course it is important that the areas that need it are assessed, which is the basis on which we assessed the £2 billion-worth of funding we announced this morning.

Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: The hon. Lady should look at the technical note, which will be published in due course, to see how the assessments were made.

Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: The Government are very interested in levelling up Hull. There were more than 500 bids, more than we had in the first round, asking for £8 billion to be spent. Unfortunately, we did not have those funds, so only £2 billion could be allocated.

Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: As I mentioned earlier, we are regenerating Catterick, the area of Richmond where the infantry are based. It is important that the people who serve our country are looked after. Ukrainian troops were also based in the area while they were training.

Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: As I mentioned, the criteria will be published in due course. Forty-five per cent. of the funding has been allocated to Opposition areas.

Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: Well, I hope the hon. Gentleman is very pleased with his very successful first-round bid of £38 million for improvements related to the advanced manufacturing innovation district Scotland.

Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: It is very important that we level up in Devon. We absolutely do not take it for granted. I know that the hon. Gentleman’s constituency recently received funding for a new school in Tiverton and that East Devon secured £15 million through this fund.

Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: Feedback will be provided. If the hon. Member has further questions in relation to that feedback, she can raise them, and they will be answered.

Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: This was a fund that covered the UK. Northern Ireland got £71 million in this round, which totals £120 million over the two funds together. I am very pleased that the Ulster branch of the Irish Rugby Football Union has previously received £5 million.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Planning Permission: Reform (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: The Government has no such plans. If the Rt Hon Member has any specific concerns please write to me with further details.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Help to Buy Scheme (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: We have extended the Help to Buy deadline to make sure people do not lose out because of delays to developers completing their homes. Housebuilders must ensure they finish building work on all properties by 31 January. Information on how many housebuilders may fail to meet the 31 January 2023 deadline or will need to have their reservations cancelled is not held centrally.

Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: First, Mr Speaker, I apologise; we can always improve on our communications. I believe letters were sent both to MPs and to councils last night and the Secretary of State did make a written statement, but I accept that we can improve on this going forward. Levelling up is one of the driving missions of this Government as we look to build a stronger, fairer economy. As the Prime Minister set...

Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: I would like to correct what the hon. Gentleman suggested about which areas got funding across the country. He mentioned Yorkshire and the Humber, and I would like to clarify that, across rounds 1 and 2 per capita, every region got more than London and the south-east. Of course, the figures can be cut in different ways, but this is funding of £4 billion across the two funds for areas across...

Levelling-up Fund Round 2 (19 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: My hon. Friend makes a number of important points. Local councils were informed last night that we can improve on that. There were successful and unsuccessful areas, and that is because this levelling-up round was so successful. Some £8 billion-worth of bids were made, so of course there will be unhappy people this morning. However, £2 billion-worth have been successful. On my hon....


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