UK Trade and Investment: Yorkshire

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 24th November 2010.

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Photo of Julian Smith Julian Smith Conservative, Skipton and Ripon

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been spent by UK Trade and Investment in (a) North Yorkshire and (b) Yorkshire in the last five years.

Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The money spent by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) on its trade delivery activity in Yorkshire and Humber over the past five years is as follows:

2006-07 2,868,000
2007-08 2,681,000
2008-09 2,478,000
2009-10 2,562,000
2010-11 (April to October) 1,656,000

Expenditure on sub-regional activity across Yorkshire and the Humber (Y&H) is not available but will broadly reflect the business densities in different parts of the Y&H region. Based on previous activity contracted through Business Link North Yorkshire (up to 31 March 2008), we estimate that around 15% of UKTI's trade delivery expenditure is focused on North Yorkshire.

These figures exclude direct grants that companies obtained from UKTI for attendance at overseas trade fairs and exhibitions.

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