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Regeneration Funding

Volume 407: debated on Monday 23 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the regeneration funding that has been granted by the Government and regional development agencies for projects, partnerships and investments involving the supermarket chains (a) Asda and (b) Tesco over the last five years, including for each one the (i) funding stream, (ii) the type of funding, (iii) the date, (iv) the amount, (v) the location and (vi) the title. [119074]

As far as I am aware, neither the DTI nor the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister have awarded any regeneration funding to Asda or Tesco over the last five years. Specifically, neither firm has received any regeneration funding support from the DTI in the form of Regional Selective Assistance, and neither firm has received any support from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in the form of grant aid. My officials have consulted with the Regional Development Agencies and the LDA and have been advised that none of these agencies has awarded any funding to the two retailers during the last five years.