HC Deb 13 May 2003 vol 405 c168W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the sustainable development remit of the regional development agencies. [113221]

Alan Johnson

Section 4 of the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 gives the Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) a statutory purpose to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development in the United Kingdom where it is relevant to its area to do so.