§ Miss Kirkbride
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will provide a breakdown of the costs of each of the projects involving the Rover taskforce and indicate how much of the funding allocated to it remains to be distributed. 
§ Mr. Byers
The following is a list of projects which I have approved and which count against the £129 million (originally offered to BMW for investment at Longbridge) which I made available to support good quality projects in the West Midlands.
£1 Initial actions and administrative uplift for Advantage West Midlands (AWM) 300,536 Modernisation of the automotive base 27,720,000 Diversifying the regional economy 20,152,000 Support to the workforce2 35,000 Support to families and the community 70,000 Regenerating the area3 22,250,000 Grants offered to firms under the Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) scheme 37,250,000 Support towards Staffordshire taskforce proposals 1,973,000 Acquisition of Industrial Land for the Automotive Sector 10,000,000 Proposals which are presently commercially sensitive 9,000,000 Total allocated against the £129 million 128,750,536 Total unallocated against the £129 million 249,464 1 Estimated cost 2 This does not include expenditure by the Employment Service 3 The regeneration projects arising from the Rover taskforce final report have not yet been approved as I am awaiting details of these proposals. However, an amount of £22,000,000 has been allocated to these proposals and will count against the £129 million