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Keep Our Future Afloat Campaign

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend East of 27 October 2008, Official Report, column 722W, on the Keep our Future Afloat campaign, to which bodies the North West Regional Development Agency provided funding to be used by the Keep our Future Afloat campaign. (258658)

The north west regional development agency (NWDA) funding in support of Keep our Future Afloat Campaign (KOFAC) was paid direct to Furness Enterprise Limited who acted as Secretariat for KOFAC. Those funds were subsequently paid to the shipyard unions for KOFAC activity to attract naval jobs to the region outlined in my previous response to the right hon. Member on 12 January 2009, Official Report, column 454W.