HC Deb 01 April 2003 vol 402 c626W
Mr. Prisk

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list projects awarded funding by the East of England Development Agency through the Regional Selective Assistance schemes, broken down by county; what level of financial assistance was awarded to these projects; and what assessment she has made of the effect of each RSA award on(a) jobs saved and created and (b) the benefits to the local economy. [104890]

Alan Johnson

This information is not held by my Department and has been supplied by the East of England Development Agency (EEDA).

For reasons of commercial confidentiality, under Exemption 13: Third Party Commercial Confidences of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information it is not possible to list individual projects but the aggregate of approved RSA offers since authority was delegated to EEDA from 2 April 2002 is as follows: Bedfordshire—6 projects, RSA grant total: £2,503,402. Total expected safeguarded jobs: 564; total expected created jobs: 713. Suffolk—1 project, RSA grant: £595,730. Expected safeguarded jobs: 168.

These projects will directly help tackle unemployment problems in these areas and make a valuable additional contribution to the economic development of the region.