Regional Development Agencies

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the estimated Government expenditure by regional development agencies is expected to be in 2004–05; and what expenditure is projected for 2005–06.

Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Minister of State (Industry and the Regions and Deputy Minister for Women), Department of Trade and Industry

I have set out in the following table the planned expenditure by each of England's nine Regional Development Agencies in 2004–05 and their indicative allocations for 2005–06.

£ million
2004–05 2005–06
Advantage West Midlands 235 272
East of England Development Agency 91 129
East Midlands Development Agency 138 156
London Development Agency 327 373
North West Development Agency 226 382
One North East 365 240
South East of England Development Agency 128 157
South West of England Development Agency 111 153
Yorkshire Forward 284 295
Total(10) 1,905 2,157

(10) The RDA budget for 2005–06 following SR2004 was £2.163 billion. That figure excluded £21 million non-cash cost provision. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has since changed the profile of their contribution to RDAs so that the RDAs overall allocations is reduced by £26 million in 2005–06 and increased by £14 million in 2006–07 and £12 million 2007–08.

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