Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Regional Development Agencies

    Mr. Borrow: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what changes have been made to the 2002?03 allocations of the regional development agencies since 16 April. [57318]

    Alan Johnson: There has been no change to the overall budget for the RDAs, but, following consultation with the RDAs it has been decided slightly to revise the size of the central contingency fund for in-year shocks. ?5 million has been redistributed between the RDAs. The new individual budgets are shown in the table.