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Tourism: Rural Areas

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2009, Official Report, column 381W, on tourism: rural areas, how much of the £35 million was devolved to each of the regional development agencies. (274944)

Each regional development agency (RDA) has been provided with an indicative budget for the entire programming period (2007-13) to enable them to deliver the full range of regional priorities. The figure of £35 million is an indicative allocation to the programme measure that provides for support for rural tourism. It is for each RDA to determine the actual level of spend and this will be influenced by a range of factors, including the number and quality of projects coming forward and changes to regional priorities agreed during the programming period.