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Regional European Offices

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 17 December 2007, Official Report, column 1156W, on regional European offices: expenditure, what the postal address is of each regional European office in (a) Brussels and (b) Strasbourg; how many staff work at each; and how much each received from the public purse in the latest period for which figures are available. (314977)

There are offices for each region in Brussels which are funded by a wide range of regional stakeholders such as local authorities, and other public and private sector organisations. Records on funding are not centrally held. There are no regional offices in Strasbourg.

The following table shows postal addresses of each regional European office in Brussels and staff employed:

Title

Postal address

Number of staff (FTEs)

East of England Brussels Office

Rue du Trône 4, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

4.6

England's East Midlands European Office

Avenue d'Auderghem 22-28, Brussels 1040, Belguim

5

London's European Office

Rue du Trône 108, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

4

North East England in Europe

Coulevard St Michel 80, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

4

North West Brussels Office

Rue du Marteau 21, Brussels B-1000, Belgium

2

South East England Brussels Office

Rue du Commerce 45 1000 Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

2

South West UK in Europe Brussels Office

11 Rond Point Schuman 1040 Brussels, Belgium

16

West Midlands in Europe Office

Avenue d'Auderghem, 22-28 Oudergemselaan, 22-28 B-1040 Brussels Belgium

8

Yorkshireurope

Rue de Commerce, 45, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

2

1 Staff based in the region. 2 Yorkshire Forward manages this regional representation office in Brussels on behalf of partners in the region. The office moved from premises on Avenue de Cortenbergh to a more cost-effective, shared office on 1 May 2009. No staff were employed in the office at the end of the financial year 2008-09 however there were three staff employed for a significant period during the financial year.