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Departments: Public Expenditure

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will provide a breakdown of the central Government public expenditure by her Department listed as development of English regions on page 36 of her Department’s resource accounts for 2006-07 (HC 836). (157487)

Of the total £l,306.9 million ‘RFR1 E: Development of English Regions’ spend ‘Central Government Spending’, £l,280.5 million was expenditure on the Department’s contribution to the funding of the Regional Development Agencies (which was channelled via the former DTI).

The other expenditure of £26.4 million is the total of the following expenditure: £19.3 million on the ‘Northern Way Growth Fund’; £6.6 million on ‘Regional Chambers’; and £0.5 million on ‘Mersey Basin Business Foundation’.