European Regional Development Fund: North West

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 26th February 2016.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Chair, Petitions Committee, Chair, Petitions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many pupils in the North West have received funding from the European Regional Development Fund; and what the total investment from that fund in that region has been in each year since 2000.

Photo of James Wharton James Wharton Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Northern Powerhouse)

The European Regional Development Fund does not provide funding to pupils.

The total investment for the Fund 2000-06 programme period in the North West was equivalent to just under £1.5 billion.

The figures for the 2007-13 European Regional Developement Fund programme, where investment commenced in 2009, are as follows:

Year

Annual expenditure (£m)

Cumulative expenditure (£m)

2009

168.2

168.2

2010

56.3

224.5

2011

63.2

287.7

2012

60.8

348.5

2013

81.2

429.7

2014

123.8

553.5

2015

56.9

610.4

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