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North East Economic Forum: Finance

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what funding (a) his Department and (b) One North East has provided to the North East Economic Forum in the last 12 months. (257549)

The Department has provided no direct funding to the North East Economic Forum. During the 12 months, February 2008 to January 2009, One North East provided £112,640 to the North East Economic Forum for costs associated with two major regional conferences and a number of associated events.

The aforementioned figure includes:

Contribution to the costs of the 2007 Annual Conference, various associated events, workshops and networking events which was invoiced in 2008.

Contribution to the costs of the 2008 Annual Conference held on 5 December 2008, various associated events, workshops and networking events.

Skills Event in July 2008.

Energy Event on 14 November 2008.