Housing: Conferences

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

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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, Innovation and Skills how much has been spent by the (a) South East, (b) West Midlands and (c) North West Development Agency on accreditation for the MIPIM International Property conference in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) 2009 and (iv) 2010 to date.

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)

The RDAs attend the MIPIM International Property conference to attract inward investment to the regions and to showcase land that is available for development in the regions. The following table shows the amounts spent by AWM, NWDA and SEEDA on accreditation:

Accreditation costs (individual registration costs) (£)
RDA 2010 2009 2008 2007
AWM 2,575 2,488 3,980 3,016
NWDA (1)1,130 1,015 None None
SEEDA 2,500 1,491 4,906 6,556
(1) Approx. Expected costs-invoice not received as yet.

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