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Risk and Regulation Advisory Council: Expenditure

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what expenditure under which budgetary headings the Risk and Regulation Advisory Council incurred on (a) forum events, (b) research, (c) publishing and (d) public relations in 2008-09; and what sums under which budgetary headings the Council budgeted for (i) secretarial and (ii) administrative costs in that year. (272073)

The Risk and Regulation Advisory Council (RRAC) support team is co-located with the Operational Research Unit in the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, and they have operated from mid-financial year 2008-09 as a single unit for accounting purposes. The following figures are the most detailed currently available for the combined unit, and should be considered estimates prior to the publication of BERR final accounts for 2008-09.

Public Relations and Marketing: £114,000—which includes forum events, publishing and public relations.

Research: £125,000—(b) research.

I also refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 2 April 2009, Official Report, column 1448W.