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Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress her Department has made and (b) what future plans her Department has for acting on them; and if she will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set. [24206]

Ms Hewitt: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given today by my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Cabinet Office, at column 335W.

South West of England

Regional Development Agency

Mr. Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the projects (a) being undertaken and (b) completed by the South West of England Regional Development Agency. [23752]

Alan Johnson: In most cases the projects supported by the South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) are undertaken on a partnership basis. Projects for which the SWRDA provided more than £25,000 in 2000–01 are listed in the RDA Annual Report 2000–01 which is available in the Libraries of the House or can be obtained direct from the SWRDA.

Sub-regional projects the RDA supported in 2000–01 by providing more than £25,000:

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Mr. Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the regeneration targets to be met by the South West Regional Development Agency. [23750]

Alan Johnson: The following are the agreed targets for the South West of England Regional Development Agency's regeneration programmes in 2001–02.

Targets
Land and property—Partnership Investment Programme(PIP)—outputs
Private Investment generated (£000)61,964,750
Area of brownfield land reclaimed/brought back into use (differentiated by soft and hard end use) (hectares)39 SE
Woodland created (trees planted or hectares)0
Treatment of contaminated land (hectares)0
Jobs—number created and safeguarded1,140
New industrial commercial floorspace created (square metres)27,701
Accessibility improved between homes and workplaces (length of footpath/cycleway created)0
Housing units facilitated on brownfield land (number of housing units)250
Spend (£000)6,000,000
Land and property—non PIP outputs
Jobs—number created and safeguarded1,790
Private investment generated (£)20,500,000
Area of brownfield land reclaimed/brought back into use84.9 ha (55 SE)
Woodland created (trees planted or hectares)0
Treatment of contaminated land29.9 HE
New industrial/refurbished floorspace created51,800
Accessibility improved between homes and workplaces10
Housing units facilitated on brownfield land340
Spend (£000)27,642,000
Single Regeneration Budget(49)
Jobs created/safeguarded(49)2,410/(49)80
Homes and buildings with improved security4,125
Voluntary organisations and community groups supported(49)4,205/(49)84
New business start-ups(49)572
(49)40
Hectares of land improved/reclaimed for open space and improved/reclaimed/serviced for development (of perhaps a combination of these)17
Private finance attracted (£000)(50)14,080
Spend (£000)26,726,000
Rural Programme
Number of grants made or projects supported429
Area of work space created/safeguarded (square metres)33,686
Match funding attracted as a percentage of RDA's direct cash input (£ million)26.4
Number of child care places created100
Spend (£)9,388,000
Jobs created/safeguarded2,167
Business started up and surviving at least one year283
Number/areas of redundant buildings converted to commercial use260
Number of training places created1,593
Number of new improved facilities404
Number of additional visitors99,649

(49) Figures for ethnic minorities

(50) Million



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