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Regional Development Agencies

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 22 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the (a) (i) pay and (ii) non-pay administration and (b) estate costs of each regional development agency were in each year since 2000-01. (198897)

For question (a) (i) pay and (ii) non-pay administration, I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 17 December 2007, Official Report, column 1076W.

For question (b) estate costs of each RDA, I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 20 February 2008, Official Report, column 722W. Information for 2000-01 and 2001-02 is not held centrally and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what properties each regional development agency (RDA) owns; how many RDA-employed staff are located at each such property; what the square footage of space available at each is; and what estimate has been made of the value of each such property. (198898)

The regional development agencies own a range of properties for various purposes including redevelopment for the regeneration and economic growth of the region.

RDA staff are mostly housed in leased accommodation.

The information has been placed in the Library.