HC Deb 17 December 2001 vol 377 cc6-7W
Mr. Blizzard

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions by how much each regional development agency's budget was reduced to provide money for the Fishing Communities Regeneration Initiative. [18271]

Ms Keeble

My right hon. Friend the then Minister for Regeneration announced this initiative on 4 April 2001Official Report, column 182W. The Government had previously stated that funding for RDAs' would rise from £1.45 billion in 2001–02 to £1.7 billion in 2003–04. £5.5 million (0.35 per cent.) of the RDAs' indicative 2001–02 allocation was redistributed to help fishing communities in the final allocation announced on 9 March 2001. The contribution of each was as follows.

RDA £ million
ONE 0.68
NWDA 1.18
YF 0.82
EMDA 0.35
AWM 0.55
EEDA 0.22
SEEDA 0.38
SWRDA 0.25
LDA 1.07
Total 5.50

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