§ Mr. Sheerman
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what level of surplus has been accrued by each Regional Development Agency in each year since their inception. 
§ Alan Johnson
Information on the income and expenditure of each of the Regional Development Agencies, including on surpluses carried forward, is set out in an annual report. Copies are placed in the Library and the most recently published are available on the internet. The following table shows, according to the audited annual reports and accounts of the Development Agencies for 2000–01 and 2001–02, surpluses or deficits carried forward, in £000s for each of the Regional Development Agencies from their inception. The London Development Agency is not included since it is a local government body and similar information is not available.
Value £ million Thousand metric tonnes 2000 26.6 22.9 2001 24.9 23.1 2002 25.7 23.0
Timber doors, their frames and thresholds are defined by heading 635.32 of the Standard International Trade Classification, revision 3.