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2004-05 2005-06
RDAs Grant in aid budgets (£ million) Offers (£000) R and D as a proportion of grant in aid (percentage) Grant in aid budgets (£ million) Actual spend (£000) R and D as a proportion of grant in aid (percentage)

AWM

217

1,827

0.84

272

1,895

0.70

EEDA

84

5,786

6.89

129

5,921

4.59

EMDA

119

1,697

1.43

156

2,259

1.45

LDA

328

4,744

1.45

373

3,279

0.88

NWDA

367

5,549

1.51

382

3,951

1.03

ONE

227

2,577

1.14

240

1,554

0.65

SEEDA

110

3,458

3.14

157

4,235

2.70

SWRDA

113

1,323

1.17

153

1,038

0.68

YF

288

3,103

1.08

295

3,165

1.07


2006-07
RDAs Grant in aid budgets (£ million) Actual spend (£000) R and D as a proportion of grant in aid (percentage)

AWM

284

1,408

0.50

EEDA

134

3,697

2.76

EMDA

163

2,653

1.63

LDA

391

2,275

0.58

NWDA

400

2,216

0.55

ONE

251

1,730

0.69

SEEDA

163

4,135

2.54

SWRDA

159

1,561

0.98

YF

310

2,824

0.91


In addition to the Grant for R and D programme, RDAs also make other investments in Research and Development projects, examples of which are detailed as follows.

Collaborative R and D projects

Demonstrator activities

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

South East England Development Agency: Expenditure

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the South East England Development Agency’s budget has been in each year since its establishment; and what the (a) salary costs and (b) expenses have been of the (i) executive directors and (ii) non-executive directors in each year since inception. [186796]

Mr. McFadden: Total budget in each year since foundation:

£000

2006-07

195,409

2005-06

181,500

2004-05

164,070

2003-04

125,011

2002-03

92,853

2001-02

96,093

2000-01

83,233

1999-2000

64,277

1998-99

543


These figures are based on the total expenditure per year as laid down in SEEDA’s annual reports and accounts.

(a) Salary costs
£
Executive directors Non-executive directors

2006-07

647,595

209,203

2005-06

640,078

197,810

2004-05

655,209

200,002

2003-04

617,986

195,325

2002-03

534,258

179,447

2001-02

420,998

173,302

2000-01

473,270

160,084

1999-2000

338,963

151,963

1998-99

30,475

41,886


The salary figures provided are based on SEEDA’s annual reports and accounts. The chief executive’s salary is included in the figure provided for executive directors. Figures include performance related bonuses paid to executive directors and the chief executive.

(b) Expenses
£
Executive directors Non-executive directors

2006-07

36,436

41,357

2005-06

29,904

21,750

2004-05

26,500

45,311

2003-04(1)

20,461

34,226

2002-03

11,241

19,872

2001-02

10,979

15,598

2000-01

13,793

15,310

1999-2000

9,450

19,276

1998-99

n/a

n/a

(1) Credit card expenditure is not included for the years 1999-2000 to 2003-04. This information is not available in electronic format and would require retrieving payroll reports from the archive. The cost limit per PQ reply currently stands at £700 actual staff costs, we are unable to retrieve this information because of disproportionate cost.

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These figures include expenses paid directly to employees or expenses incurred on their SEEDA credit card.

Wind Power

Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform to what wind farm
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proposals his Department has lodged objection in each of the last three years; and for what reasons in each case. [191121]

Malcolm Wicks: The Secretary of State has not lodged objections to any wind farm proposals in the last three years.

Written Answers to Questions

Tuesday 4 March 2008

Work and Pensions

Cemeteries

John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Health and Safety Executive next plans to publish guidance on health and safety in cemeteries. [191600]

Mrs. McGuire: The Health and Safety Executive is working with representatives from across the burial industry to agree simple, practical guidance on how to manage the risks associated with unstable memorials. This work is being taken forward through a sub-Group of the Ministry of Justice's Burials and Cemeteries Advisory Group. The intention is to agree this guidance by early summer 2008, for publication soon after.

Departmental Buildings

Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what fees were paid to private contractors for the operation and maintenance of his Department's buildings in the last 12 month period for which figures are available. [187594]

Mrs. McGuire: The Department pays an all-inclusive unitary charge under the PRIME PFI contract to its private sector partner Land Securities Trillium (LST) for the provision of fully serviced accommodation. This fully inclusive unitary charge provides for payments to private contractors for the operation and maintenance of the buildings we occupy and we are unable to separately identify the costs attributable to this element of the PFI contract.


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