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Regional Assemblies: Finance

Volume 487: debated on Monday 2 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) budget and (b) administrative costs were of each regional government office in each of the last five years; and what estimate she has made of the administrative cost of each in 2008-09. (252570)

The budget/administration cost figures for the Government offices for financial years 2003-04 to 2007-08 are as shown in the following table.

GO

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

East

12,841.51

15,075.61

13,296.12

12,211.64

11,398.50

East Midlands

11,153.67

11,937.13

12,530.66

11,490.17

10,857.39

London

16,654.91

18,870.09

18,483.70

17,595.20

16,198.99

North East

12,167.24

13,887.09

13,138.16

12,730.25

11,826.45

North West

16,808.94

17,777.86

17,745.45

16,933.67

16,095.53

South East

14,099.03

14,372.51

14,624.51

13,677.13

13,105.84

South West

13,960.23

14,724.92

14,823.08

14,570.49

13,763.68

Yorks and Humber

12,480.23

13,453.18

13,494.30

10,676.64

13,447.21

The administrative budget for each GO in 2008-09 is as follows:

GO

2008-09

East

9,505.75

East Midlands

8,951.99

London

12,002.99

North East

9,723.87

North West

12,208.56

South East

10,613.61

South West

10,645.94

Yorks and Humber

9,125.90