I propose to take Questions Nos. 423, 439 and 440 together.
The Deputies will be aware that ADM manages the local development social inclusion programme on behalf of my Department. Allocations from within the budget available for the programme in 2003 were recently agreed by the board of ADM and notified to each partnership and community group.
As the Deputies will appreciate, ADM must manage the programme from within the budget available in my Department's Vote. Reductions in available funding for 2003 are being managed on a sliding scale, ranging from 4% to 7%, depending on the annual budget of the partnership or community group. I am working with ADM and the partnerships to minimise as far as possible the impact of the reduction in funding this year.