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Regional Development Agencies: Mass Media

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how much each of the regional development agencies and the London Development Agency (a) spent on media monitoring in each of the last three years and (b) has allocated to expenditure on media monitoring in each of the next three years; (280507)

(2) how much money each regional development agency has (a) spent on media monitoring in each of the last three years and (b) allocated to media monitoring in each of the next three years.

[holding answer 17 and 24 June 2009]: The following table shows RDA expenditure on media monitoring services in the last three years.

RDA actual expenditure on media monitoring

£

RDA

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

AWM

15,807

20,467

27,952

EEDA

19,000

20,000

9,000

EMDA

41,472

19,999

29,004

LDA 1

5,437

9,210

18,000

NWDA

21,864

14,441

21,824

ONE

18,864

32,154

35,291

SEEDA

24,819

26,811

19,884

SWRDA

27,152

36,544

33,036

YF

30,014

21,385

24,876

Note:

During the period 2006-07 to 2008-09 the LDA also made an annual contribution towards the GLA Group In-House cuttings service.

The following table shows RDA allocations to media monitoring in the next three years. These figures are nominal, not yet part of formal budgets and therefore subject to change.

RDA allocated expenditure on media monitoring

£000

RDA

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

AWM

29

1

1

EEDA

9

9

9

EMDA

19

19

19

LDA

10

2

2

NWDA

25

25

25

ONE

18

18

18

SEEDA

28

28

28

SWRDA

32

31

30

YF

30

30

30

1 AWM are currently reviewing their future spend in all areas.

2 LDA has made no provisional allocation, as the contracts with media monitoring companies are due for renewal at the end of the 2009-10 financial year.