Allotments: Finance

Communities and Local Government written question – answered at on 23 April 2008.

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Photo of Ben Chapman Ben Chapman Labour, Wirral South

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the funding provided for allotments; what mechanisms are in place to assess the effectiveness of allotment funding against its objectives; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)

Funding for allotments is available through the financial support that all local authorities receive from central Government. It is up to local authorities to ensure that adequate funding is in place for allotments according to their local needs, and to assess the effectiveness of their funding. As this should be a local responsibility, based on specific local circumstances the Secretary of State has not made any assessment of the effectiveness of funding provided for allotments.

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