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Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma Conservative, Reading West

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding was allocated by his Department and its associated agencies to (a) Reading borough council and (b) West Berkshire council in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14 to date.

Photo of Jennifer Willott Jennifer Willott The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Department already publishes details of all payments and funding irrespective of value as part of the Department's commitment to transparency.

Details can be found on the BIS website or on data.gov.uk using the following links:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D=department-for-business-innovation-skills&publication_type=transparency-data or

http://data.gov.uk/data/openspending-browse

For ease, I can say that no payments or funding has been made directly to West Berkshire council by the Department and only one payment of £1,214 was made to Reading borough council in the 2012/13 financial year in respect of a consultation roadshow for the 2014-20 EU funding programme. No other payment or funding has been made.

The Department's agencies will respond separately.

Letter from Tim Moss, dated 8 January 2014

I am replying on behalf of Companies House to your Parliamentary Question tabled 7 January 2014, UIN 182166 to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Companies House has never allocated any funds to (a) Reading Borough Council and (b) West Berkshire Council in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14 to date.

Letter from John Alty, dated 9 January 2014

I am responding in respect of the Intellectual Property Office to your Parliamentary Question tabled on 07th January 2014, to the Secretary for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO), is an Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The IPO has not allocated any funds to either Reading Borough Council or West Berkshire Council in any of 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 or 2013-14 to date.

Letter from John Hirst, dated 9 January 2014

I am replying on behalf of the Met Office to your Parliamentary Questions tabled on 7 January 2014, UIN 182166 to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The Met Office has allocated no funds to either Reading Borough Council or West Berkshire Council during the period in question.

Letter from Barbara Spicer, dated 9 January 2014

The Skills Funding Agency (and the Learning and Skills Council prior to April 2010) has responsibility for funding post-19 further education and skills training.

Funding allocations for the 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14 funding years to Reading Borough Council and West Berkshire Council are provided in the following tables. The funding allocations to Reading Borough Council are set out in table 1 and funding allocations to West Berkshire Council are set out in table 2.

The values provided are actual funding received to date from Skills Funding Agency. Adult Skills funding includes: Adult Skills Budget, Additional Learning Support, Discretionary Learning Support and Community Learning. Funding received for 24+ Advanced Learning Loans facility is the responsibility of the Skills Funding Agency and is paid by the Student Loans Company.

Table 1. Funding to Reading borough council
£
  Adult Skills 24+ Advanced Leaning Loans
2010/11 1,637,617 0
2011/12 1,469,014 0
2012/13 1,513,397 0
2013/14 601,317 3,955
Table 2. Funding to West Berkshire council
£
  Adult Skills 24+ Advanced Leaning Loans
2010/11 473,223 0
2011/12 473,571 0
2012/13 474,902 0
2013/14 209,615 0

Letter from Richard Judge, dated 9 January 2014

The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has asked me to reply to your question, if he will publish details of all funds allocated by his Department and its associated agencies to (a) Reading Borough Council and (b) West Berkshire Council in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14 to date.

The Insolvency Service is an Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The Insolvency Service has not allocated any funds to either Reading Borough Council or West Berkshire Council in any of 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 or 2013-14 to date.

Letter from Ed Lester, dated 9 January 2014

I write on behalf of Land Registry in response to Parliamentary Question 182166 tabled on 7 January 2014 which asked the following:

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will publish details of all funds allocated by his Department and its associated agencies to (a) Reading Borough Council and (b) West Berkshire Council in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14 to date.

I can confirm that Land Registry have not paid any funds to either Reading Borough Council or West Berkshire Council during the periods listed above.

I hope that you find this information useful.

Letter from Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB, dated 9 January 2014

As Director General and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey, I have been asked to respond to your Parliamentary Question asking the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, “if he will publish details of all funds allocated by his department and its associated agencies to (a) Reading Borough Council and (b) West Berkshire Council in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14 to date”.

The answer is that Ordnance Survey makes no financial contributions to these councils.

If you have any further questions, please let me know.

I hope this information is helpful.

Letter from David Parker, dated January 2014

Thank you for your question addressed to the Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to ask if he will publish details of all funds allocated by his Department and its associated agencies to (a) Reading Borough Council and (b) West Berkshire Council in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14 to date.

The UK Space Agency was established on 1 April 2011 and is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It has not provided any funding to (a) Reading Borough Council and (b) West Berkshire Council in 2011-12, 2012-13 or 2013-14 to date.

Letter from Sarah Glasspool, dated 13 January 2014

I am responding in respect of the National Measurement Office (NMO), an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to your Parliamentary Question tabled on 7 January 2014, asking the BIS Secretary of State for details of funds allocated by his Department and its associated agencies to a) Reading Borough Council and b) West Berkshire Council in i) 2010-11, ii) 2011-12, iii) 2012-13 and iv) 2013-14 to date.

No funds have been allocated by NMO to these councils during the time periods in question.

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