Regional Development Agencies: Finance

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning), Co-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the (a) budget and (b) administrative cost of each regional development agency (RDA) has been in each year since its creation; and what the estimated administrative cost of each RDA is for 2008-09.

Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Minister of State (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Employment Relations and Postal Affairs), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The RDAs' grant in aid and administration budgets from 1999 to 2007 is set out in the following tables. Also, the estimated 2008-09 administration budget of each RDA is given.

RDA Grant in aid budgets
£ million
1999-2000 2000-01 2000-0 2000-03 2000-04 2000-05 2000-06 2000-07 2000-08
AWM 103 113 141 204 240 219 288 282 291
EEDA 30 36 55 88 80 84 130 139 134
EMDA 41 67 86 101 117 119 160 160 170
LDA 235 266 295 317 328 397 416 386
NWDA 141 156 270 274 309 367 384 402 390
ONE 92 98 158 193 223 226 245 273 276
SEEDA 63 73 97 112 136 113 167 172 162
SWRDA 43 62 85 103 99 113 151 171 156
YF 121 125 207 211 244 288 293 313 300
RDA Administration Budgets( 1)
£000
1999-2000 2000-01 2000-0 2000-03 2000-04 2000-05 2000-06 2000-07 2000-08 2000-09
AWM 9,200 11,884 13,023 15,616 18,199 21,050 21,311 20,535 20,992 24,491
EEDA 4,414 5,493 7,038 9,099 9,847 11,061 12,909 15,873 17,092 16,968
EMDA 8,254 8,365 8,821 11,180 12,878 13,516 15,802 16,387 17,553 18,934
LDA . 0 5,690 10,957 16,692 14,555 30,609 32,057 37,660 43,819 43,707
NWDA 10,868 13,224 16,219 43,098 58,063 30,585 25,680 38,841 34,281 38,378
ONE 16,583 15,990 16,658 18,875 22,024 22,239 23,748 24,828 24,727 28,149
SEEDA 6,817 8,533 10,469 14,591 19,274 20,138 22,340 24,339 26,146 24,109
SWRDA 9,084 8,800 9,577 15„794 17,919 17,756 20,697 23,065 24,385 26,414
YF 12,337 14,867 14,901 16,608 19,410 20,097 22,192 23,727 28,733 24,973
(1) Administration budgets include salaries

(2) Planned administration expenditure

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