HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 c822W
Ms Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what level of her Department's funding of RDAs was spent on physical regeneration in financial years(a) 2000–01 and (b) 2001–02. [66241]

Alan Johnson

In 2000–01, the RDAs had a number of programmes that could contribute to physical regeneration. None of the DTI's funding for RDAs was for this purpose. The reported spending on "Land and Property", the RDAs' main programme that includes physical regeneration, by the RDAs was £171.98 million gross spend).

For 2001–02, final figures on spending by the RDAs on physical regeneration are not yet available; figures for the "Land and Property" programme will be published in the RDAs annual report.

Ms Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many registered(a) architects and (b) chartered surveyors are working in each regional development agency. [66242]

Alan Johnson

There are two registered architects working for the Regional Development Agencies, both with Yorkshire Forward. A total of 131 chartered surveyors are employed by the Agencies and this figure is broken down as follows:

Advantage West Midlands 13
East of England Development Agency 6
East Midlands Development Agency 10
North West Development Agency 25
One NorthEast 23
South East of England Development Agency 14
South West of England Development Agency 24
Yorkshire Forward 16