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|(1) Consultancy services have been identified as services commissioned by RDAs to inform the management of the agency, organisational development, strategy development, and communications and marketing. This definition does not relate to services for specific project or programme delivery (for example legal advice on land deals as part of development projects).|
(2) IT systems covers hardware maintenance, internet and website charges, hardware procurement, membership and licences, other computer consumables, service level agreements, and software maintenance.
(3) LDA adopted new recording systems in 2004-05. Figures before 2004-05 are not held centrally and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
(4) Advertising figures relate to marketing initiatives procured to promote the region.
(5) Branding figures relate to the cost of including the agency logo in publicity material relating to partnership projects (eg billboards at regeneration sites), or costs related to developing or promoting the region or agency brand. In many cases, project developers bear the cost of branding related to specific projects, as per funding agreements with the RDA involved.
(6) AWM is unable to separate marketing and branding costs within the Marketing the Region budget. Please refer to advertising figures.
(7) Branding figures before 2005-06 are not held centrally and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
(8) There are no advertising figures for 2002-03 as Northumbria Tourism Board were financially responsible for tourism marketing in the region. The responsibility for tourism marketing for the entire North East region switched to ONE in 2004-05.
(9) SEEDA is unable to separate marketing and branding costs. Please refer to advertising costs.
(10) SWRDA is unable to separate the cost of project-specific marketing and branding from general marketing and branding expenditure. Please refer to advertising figures.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much was spent on office premises by each regional development agency in each of the last five years. 
|Expenditure on office premises( 1)|
|(1) Includes rent, rates, service charges, insurances, cleaning, utilities, security, and maintenance. Figures refer to head offices and other smaller offices from which RDA staff work throughout the region. Some RDAs own their own premises, others rent or lease accommodation. Also, in the last five years some RDAs have moved offices.|
(2 )From 2003, ONE took on extra responsibilities including tourism and transfer of some responsibilities from Government office. The lower costs in earlier years were a rent-free period on taking up the leases.
(3 )Calculated at net costs, rent income is deducted.
(4 )2006-07: rent increases at two offices together with arrears paid from April 2005.
(5 )In February 2005, YF purchased the premises which it was renting. This accounts for the subsequent increase in expenditure 2005-06. As the organisation's responsibilities expanded it has rented additional office space next door to its current premises.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much each regional development agency spent on (a) stationery and (b) headed paper in each of the last five years. 
Mr. McFadden: RDAs do not record information to a level of detail to separate the cost of headed paper from other stationery and items bearing the agencies' logos. The following table shows how much each RDA spent on stationery and headed paper in each of the last five years.
|Expenditure on stationery and headed paper( 1)|
|(1) Headed paper includes business cards, compliment slips, envelopes and letterhead.|
(2) Includes cost of printing certain corporate materials which is not possible to separate from other stationery costs.
(3) This includes cost of printing certain corporate materials such as board reports which is not possible to separate from other stationery costs.
LDA adopted new recording systems in 2004-05. Figures before 2004-05 are not held centrally and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
(4) This includes cost of printing certain corporate materials including the Regional Economic Strategy and Annual Accounts.
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