Regional Growth Fund

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 19th May 2011.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in which (a) regional and (b) local enterprise partnership area each successful bid approved in the first round of the Regional Growth Fund is based.

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

holding answer 4 May 2011

Successful bids from Round 1 of the RGF have been announced. 50 bids have been given conditional allocations, subject to due diligence, totalling just over £450 million; 27,000 direct jobs created and safeguarded; and 100,000 indirect jobs.

The following list gives details a more detailed breakdown:

East Midlands and South East Midlands:

South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP): one successful bid

Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire LEP: one successful bid

Leicester and Leicestershire LEP: one successful bid

North East:

North Eastern LEP: 11 successful bids

Tees Valley LEP: five successful bids

North West:

Cheshire and Warrington LEP: one successful bid

Greater Manchester LEP: four successful bids

Liverpool City Region LEP: four successful bids

South East and East of England:

Kent, Greater Essex and East Sussex LEP: one successful bid

South West:

Heart of the South West LEP: two successful bids

West of England LEP: one successful bid

One successful bid not in a LEP

West Midlands:

Coventry and Warwickshire LEP: two successful bids

Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP: one successful bid

Stoke and Staffordshire LEP: two successful bids

Worcestershire LEP: one successful bid

Yorkshire and Humber:

Leeds City Region LEP: five successful bids

Sheffield City Region LEP: one successful bid

One successful bid not in a LEP

Other bids— national :

Two national bids not in a single LEP

Total = 50 bids.

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