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South East England Development Agency: Expenditure

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the South East England Development Agency’s budget has been in each year since its establishment; and what the (a) salary costs and (b) expenses have been of the (i) executive directors and (ii) non-executive directors in each year since inception. (186796)

Total budget in each year since foundation:

£000

2006-07

195,409

2005-06

181,500

2004-05

164,070

2003-04

125,011

2002-03

92,853

2001-02

96,093

2000-01

83,233

1999-2000

64,277

1998-99

543

These figures are based on the total expenditure per year as laid down in SEEDA’s annual reports and accounts.

(a) Salary costs

£

Executive directors

Non-executive directors

2006-07

647,595

209,203

2005-06

640,078

197,810

2004-05

655,209

200,002

2003-04

617,986

195,325

2002-03

534,258

179,447

2001-02

420,998

173,302

2000-01

473,270

160,084

1999-2000

338,963

151,963

1998-99

30,475

41,886

The salary figures provided are based on SEEDA’s annual reports and accounts. The chief executive’s salary is included in the figure provided for executive directors. Figures include performance related bonuses paid to executive directors and the chief executive.

(b) Expenses

£

Executive directors

Non-executive directors

2006-07

36,436

41,357

2005-06

29,904

21,750

2004-05

26,500

45,311

2003-041

20,461

34,226

2002-03

11,241

19,872

2001-02

10,979

15,598

2000-01

13,793

15,310

1999-2000

9,450

19,276

1998-99

n/a

n/a

1 Credit card expenditure is not included for the years 1999-2000 to 2003-04. This information is not available in electronic format and would require retrieving payroll reports from the archive. The cost limit per PQ reply currently stands at £700 actual staff costs, we are unable to retrieve this information because of disproportionate cost.

These figures include expenses paid directly to employees or expenses incurred on their SEEDA credit card.