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Regional Government

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will list the addresses of each overseas office of each (a) regional assembly and (b) regional leaders’ board; how many staff are employed in each such office; and what the cost to the public purse was of each in the last 12 months for which figures are available. (315036)

No regional assembly or regional leaders’ board has a sole office overseas. However there are offices for each region in Brussels which are funded by a wide range of partners. The East of England and North West offices are managed by the respective assembly and leaders’ board on behalf of a group of regional partners.

The costs of running these offices are drawn from a wide range of bodies. Records on these costs are not centrally held.