asked Her Majesty's Government:
What administration costs were incurred by the Department for Communities and Local Government in relation to the European structural and cohesion funds for the last financial year for which figures are available. [HL1386]
Communities and Local Government employed a division of 28 people in 2006-07 to administer England's European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant programmes. The staff cost for that year was £1.2 million.
The division has been reorganised during 2007-08 and the number of staff employed is currently being reduced.