Ms Jennifer Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what action he will take to include the voluntary sector in the preliminary planning for a Regional Development Agency in the west midlands. 
§ Mr. Caborn
In taking forward our proposals for Regional Development Agencies in England, we have closely involved all the key stakeholders in each region, including those from the voluntary sector. Detailed arrangements for the Regional Development Agencies will be set out in a White Paper on England's regions to be published in the next few weeks.