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Regional Development Agencies: Official Hospitality

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) how much Advantage West Midlands has spent on hospitality and entertainment in each year since it was created; (267660)

(2) how much the East of England Development Agency has spent on hospitality and entertainment in each year since it was created;

(3) how much the East Midlands Development Agency has spent on hospitality and entertainment in each year since it was created;

(4) how much the South East England Development Agency has spent on hospitality and entertainment in each year since it was created;

(5) how much the London Development Agency has spent on hospitality and entertainment in each year since it was created;

(6) how much the North West Regional Development Agency has spent on hospitality and entertainment in each year since it was created;

(7) how much One North East has spent on hospitality and entertainment in each year since it was created;

(8) how much the South West of England Regional Development Agency has spent on hospitality and entertainment in each year since it was created;

(9) how much Yorkshire Forward has spent on hospitality and entertainment in each year since it was created.

The following table shows the RDAs expenditure on hospitality and corporate entertainment since their creation to the last full financial year.

£

RDA

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

AWM

8,500

28,500

1163.500

8,600

8,900

8,000

15,816

43,862

10,541

EEDA

2

2

2

5,849

11,608

11,118

12,534

7,153

12,126

EMDA

284

17,870

6,510

38,722

48,344

48,301

48,185

20,077

14,781

LDA

3

209

31,220

16,801

23,133

19,462

27,341

19,202

28,590

NWDA

7,144

16,750

21,556

32,908

38,834

35,639

44,975

45,209

22,485

ONE

6,659

2,849

30,853

50,644

40,360

34,600

40,421

38,324

35,048

SEEDA

24,304

34,689

47,063

36,089

50,858

50,640

35,995

42,061

29,863

SWRDA

8,937

13,045

17,723

25,362

17,065

20,552

21,531

17,785

22,600

YF

3,405

20,095

19,616

44,992

64,428

39,276

29,397

42,460

25,767

Notes:

1 Exceptional hospitality costs in respect of the 2002 Ryder Cup.

2 Before 2002-03, EEDA did not separately identify hospitality and corporate entertainment costs in accounts. To separate out this data would incur disproportionate cost.

3 LDA was set up in 2000.