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North West Regional Development

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans the North West Development Agency has for spending in Morecambe and Lunesdale in the next 12 months. (117493)

The Northwest Development Agency is currently developing its Strategic Investment Plan working with the Lancashire Economic Partnership to identify priorities for Lancashire, including Morecambe and Lunesdale. Funding is being considered with partners as part of this process, and figures will be available in March 2007. At this point in time, £1.5 million has already been committed to the Midland Hotel in Morecambe and £532,000 to Carnforth under the Market Towns programme, for 2007-08.