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Growing Places Fund

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Labour, Wentworth and Dearne

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether Ministers in his Department made public mention of (a) the Growing Places Fund, (b) the money which was subsequently to be allocated to the Growing Places Fund and (c) the stated intention of the Growing Places Fund prior to the official announcement of the policy on 7 November 2011.

Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps The Minister for Housing

On 18 September, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, announced plans to establish a new £500 million Growing Places Fund to support local infrastructure projects which unlock housing and economic growth.

I refer the right hon. Member to the statement by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of 12 October 2011, Hansard, column 445 and to the answer by the Minister of State for Decentralisation and Cities, my right hon. Friend Greg Clark, of 25 October 2011, Hansard, column 124W.

The announcement of 7 November 2011 was the publication of the Fund's prospectus and the indicative allocations to individual Local Enterprise Partnerships.

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