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Departmental Expenditure Limit 2006-07

Volume 455: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the written statement of 21 November 2006, Official Report, column 23, on departmental expenditure limit 2006-07, if she will break down the (a) component parts and (b) purpose of the £1.36 million of expenditure on the development of English regions. (114458)

The £1.361 million comprises take up of end year flexibility (EYF) for the Northern Way (£800,000), regional development agencies (RDAs) (£10,000) and the London Development Agency (LDA) (£551,000).

£800,000 was the resource contribution for the 2006-07 financial year from Communities and Local Government to the Northern Way Growth Fund.

The take up of EYF for the RDAs and the LDA was to bring the level of voted provision for these bodies into line with the budgets that had been allocated to them for the year.