Science: Regional Planning and Development
Business, Innovation and Skills
Chi Onwurah (Newcastle upon Tyne Central, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of expenditure channelled through regional development agencies by his Department was spent on support for science-based industry between 2007 and 2010.
Mark Prisk (Minister of State (Business and Enterprise), Business, Innovation and Skills; Hertford and Stortford, Conservative)
The Department allocates budgets to regional development agencies. The agencies determine which projects to support, subject to the terms of the Accountability and Financial Framework and their delegated financial authorities. RDAs' investments have been guided by the regional economic strategy and their corporate plans. The Department does not hold details of individual projects supported by the RDAs within their delegated financial authorities.