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Regional Development Agencies

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) statutory and (b) non-statutory functions of the regional development agencies are funded by his Department. (309046)

The Department for Communities and Local Government does not provide funding for specific statutory or non statutory functions undertaken by the regional development agencies (RDAs). The Department makes an annual contribution to the RDAs' single programme, which is administered by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, as sponsor Department for the RDAs.