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Northern Way Initiative

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what role his Department plays in the delivery of the Northern Way initiative. (74039)

The Northern Way is a pan-regional growth strategy being taken forward by the three northern Regional Development Agencies and their partners. Its work has potential to play an important role in delivering Government’s Regional Economic Performance PSA. The Department for Communities and Local Government co-ordinates Government involvement with the Northern Way. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs works with the Northern Way where its activities relate to our responsibilities.