Regional Planning and Development: Finance

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government), Deputy Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) regional development agencies have allocated to regional design panels since their inception.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (Yorkshire and the Humber), Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Local Government) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Regional Economic Development and Co-ordination); (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government), Shadow Minister (Women)

Regional Design Panels (RDPs) are mainly funded by the RDAs. EEDA, NWDA, SEEDA, SWRDA and YF are the sole fund providers for their RDPs. AWM and LDA provide contributions to their RDP. ONE does not provide any funding to its RDP.

The following table gives a breakdown of both core and project funding provided by RDAs for Regional Design Panels (RDP) in their region. Where no data is provided, the RDP in that region was not yet in operation.

£ 000
RDA 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
AWM - - 16 30 43 194 150 150
EEDA - - - - 100 67 128 100
EMDA - 30 40 15 40 20 20 20
LDA - - - - - - 0 15
NWDA - - - - 25 107 115 133
ONE - - - - - - - 0
SEEDA 46 131 102 141 141 141 163 140
SWRDA - - - 72 96 120 80 59
YF - - - - - - - 50

I have approached the Chief Executives of the Insolvency Service, Companies House, the National Measurement Office and the Intellectual Property Office and they will respond to the hon. Member directly.

Letter from Gareth Jones, dated 18 December 2009:

I am replying on behalf of Companies House to your Parliamentary Question tabled 15 December 2009, UIN 308696, to the Minister of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Companies House has not allocated any funding to regional design panels since their inception.

Letter from Stephen Speed, dated 21 December 2009:

The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has asked me to reply to your question what funding (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) regional development agencies have allocated to regional design panels since their inception.

The Insolvency Service does not have any involvement in regional design panels.

Letter from Sean Dennehey, dated 22 December 2009:

I am responding in respect of the Intellectual Property Office to your Parliamentary Question tabled 15 December 2009, to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The Intellectual Property Office do not provide funding to regional design panels.

Letter from Peter Mason, dated 21 December 2009:

I am responding in respect of the National Measurement Office to your Parliamentary Question tabled on 15 December 2009, to the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Since the formation of the National Measurement Office in April 2009, the Agency has not allocated any funding to the regional design panels.

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