HC Deb 30 June 2003 vol 408 c120W
Mr. Redwood

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, whether an English region voting for an elected assembly will be given more money to spend by central government as a result. [121471]

Mr. Raynsford

I have been asked to reply.

The White Paper, "Your Region, Your Choice: Revitalising the English Regions", sets out the funding arrangements for elected assemblies.

Elected regional assemblies will take responsibilities for programmes that are currently carried out at regional level.

Extra money will be rewarded to elected assemblies, which achieve or exceed targets agreed with central Government. This money will not be taken from regions without an elected assembly.

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