Recreation Spaces: East of England

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th June 2009.

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Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

(1) how much funding his Department allocated for parks in (a) Mid Bedfordshire and (b) the East of England in each year since 1997;

(2) how many parks are receiving funding from his Department in (a) Mid Bedfordshire and (b) the East of England in 2009-10.

Photo of Sarah McCarthy-Fry Sarah McCarthy-Fry Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government

Public parks and green spaces are primarily funded through revenue support grant provided by Communities and Local Government. Central Government does not prescribe how much should be spent by each local authority on their open spaces; this is a matter for them to determine in line with local priorities.

Information is not collected by central Government on the number of parks in a local authority area or region.

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