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Arc Manche

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding and support (a) the Government Office for the South East, (b) the South East England Regional Assembly and (c) the South East England Development Agency has provided to the Arc Manche network. (290419)

The funding that the Department has provided to the Arc Manche network is as follows:

(a) The Government office for the south east through the Interreg IIIB programme contributed £1.1 million ERDF to Arc Manche via the EMDI (Espace Manche Development Initiative) project;

(b) The South East England regional assembly did not contribute to the project; and

(c) The South East England Development Agency is aware of the Arc Manche Network but does not provide specific funding or support to it.