§ Ann Winterton
: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much local authority funding in the (a) North West, (b) North East and (c) Yorkshire and the Humber for the 2000 to 2006 period has been used for matched funding. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
: As regards European regional funding, this information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. While the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister holds details of public sector contributions to European Regional Development Fund programmes, this is not broken down into individual categories, such as local authorities.
The public sector match funding contributions to the 2000–06 Objective 1 and 2 programmes in the North West, North East and Yorkshire and the Humber, from 2000 until 24 March 2004 are as follows.1117W
Region and programme Total spend (ERDF plus match funding)(£) Public sector match funding (£) Public sector as percentage of total North West Merseyside Objective 1 334,357,790 137,238,950 41 North West Objective 2 401,255,420 189,157,370 47 North East North East Objective 2 345,981,850 162,709,330 47 Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorks Objective 1 258,080,290 56,745,723 22 Yorkshire and the Humber Objective 2 179,197,960 88,698,149 49
Exchange rate used £1 = [...]1.54.