§ 35. Mr. Ian Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how much Government funding has been given to the(a) south-west regional development agency and (b) Government office of the south-west in the 2000–01 financial year. 
§ Ms Beverley Hughes
The south-west RDA out-turn allocation for 2000–01 is £81.3 million. The Agency expects to generate income of £20.3 million during 2000–01, leaving net Government funding of £61.0 million. Running costs stand at £8.6 million.
Government office for the south west has funded a wide range of programmes in the 2000–01 year with a total value of £446.8 million. The running cost allocation to Government Office for the south west in 2000–01 totalled £8,721,830.