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Regional Development Agencies: Manpower

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many staff are employed by each of the regional development agencies; what each agency's expenditure was in each of the last five years; and what the staffing cost of each agency was in the last year for which figures are available. (188922)

The following table shows staff employed and costs by RDAs in 2006-07.

RDAs

Staff employed

Staffing cost (£000)

AWM

327

15,238

EEDA

223

11,382

EMDA

247

10,084

LDA

488

30,656

NWDA

402

19,321

ONE

446

15,394

SEEDA

342

17,248

SWRDA

303

13,538

YF

428

17,957

Note: Costs include salaries, national insurance, pensions, staff and board members

The RDAs grant in aid budgets for the last five years is set out in the following table.

£ million

RDAs

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

AWM

204

240

217

310

281

EEDA

88

80

84

139

140

EMDA

101

117

119

168

161

LDA

295

317

328

371

416

NWDA

274

309

367

402

402

ONE

193

223

227

254

273

SEEDA

112

136

110

165

172

SWRDA

103

99

113

168

171

YF

211

244

288

310

313