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Local Enterprise Partnerships

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 3rd February 2011.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the merits of providing a small budget to local economic partnerships for the purpose of establishing a secretariat which would not be under the control of a single organisation.

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

As set out in the Local Growth White Paper local enterprise partnerships will be expected to fund their own day-to-day running costs. To support local enterprise partnerships in their development we have recently announced a capacity fund to help them understand the real issues facing local businesses in their localities. More detail on this fund will follow shortly.

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