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Departmental Employees (Taunton)

Volume 408: debated on Tuesday 1 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the projects and programmes which are funded by her Department and are administered in Taunton; and how many people are employed in administering those projects and programmes, expressed as a full-time equivalent. [121979]

The South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) is currently funding 'Taunton Visioning—Town Centre Regeneration' which is administered by the Somerset Area Team based in Exeter.

will list the closed consultations that are awaiting a response; on what date each consultation closed; and on what date she expects to respond in each case. [119839]

Further to my previous answer the Department now has 10 consultations awaiting a response.The expected response dates listed below are based on current plans but should be seen as a guide only.The RDA employs seven people in its Somerset Area Team whose fundamental role is to deliver the RDA Corporate Plan in Somerset. This Team is supported in its work by RDA staff in central functions and local and sub-regional partners.