§ Mrs. Roche
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the cost to public funds of each of the Government offices for the region since their commencement. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
[holding answer 27 November 1995]: The expected cost to public funds of running each of the 10 Government offices in the two years from their creation in April 1994 to the end of this financial year is as follows:
Government Office £ Million North-east 18.160 North-west 21.841 Yorkshire and Humberside 18.850 Merseyside 9.675 West Midlands 21.731 East Midlands 14.508 Eastern Region 12.706 South-west 14.548 South-east 17.252 London 27.484
The Government offices have replaced the regional offices of the Departments of the Environment, Trade and Industry and the training, enterprise and education directorate of the former Employment Department, which together cost £92 million in 1993–94.