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Projected aggregate programme expenditure for 2009-10 excludes European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) expenditure. The details of the ERDF 2000-06 expenditure defrayed in 2009-10 will not be available until September 2010, at the earliest, after the audits are completed by the Director General for Regional Policy-European Commission. ERDF expenditure for 2007-13 is administered by the Regional Development Agency's (RDAs).
From 2001-02 the Government Office Network changed the way it accounted for corporate service administration budgets centralising the Information Communication Technology budgets rather than them being managed by the individual Government Offices. Further centralisation of budgets took place for Learning and Development in 2007-08 and Estates from 2008-09.
|Government Office Administrative Running Costs: GO outturn expenditure from 1996-07 to 200809 and projected outturn expenditure from 2009-10|
|¹ GO-North West and GO-Merseyside merged during 1998-1999.|
² From 2001-02 the Government Office Network changed the way it accounted for corporate service administration budgets centralising the Information Communication Technology budgets rather than them being managed by the individual Government Offices. Further centralisation of budgets took place for Learning and Development in 2007-08 and Estates from 2008-09.
Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) purpose and (b) function of (i) Joint Improvement and (ii) Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships is; and in which regions Joint Improvement Partnerships have been established. 
commit to supporting councils and partnerships in difficulty, ensuring resources are devoted to prevention and support;
focus resources on supporting innovation and efficiency as a means of delivering excellent LAAs;
establish strong governance arrangements that ensure strong member leadership of and engagement in the RIEP and ownership of the strategy by all members in the region;
base their regional improvement and efficiency strategy on a robust analysis of need across the region, using both data and consultation to develop the strategy; and
report annually to councils and partnerships in the region and the LGA-Government-Chief Executives' Task Group governance structure, accounting for the distribution and use of funding and progress against priorities, and providing reassurance that these minimum standards are being met.
Supported by RIEPs and the Department of Health, the Joint Improvement Partnerships (JIPs) seek to improve adult health and social care provision through partnership working between local authorities, NHS, the voluntary and community sector, other partner organisations, and people who use services and carers. There is a JIP in every English region, and they help to share information, learning and skills; support collaborative project work; and, contribute towards workforce development in the adult social care sector.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding under the Local Authorities Business Growth Incentive scheme has been allocated to each (a) region and (b) local authority area in each year from 2005-06; and how much such funding he expects to be allocated under the scheme in 2010-11. 
Barbara Follett: For the period 2005-06 to 2007-08, £1 billion was allocated to LABGI: £935 million to England and £65 million to Wales. The National Assembly for Wales has been responsible for distribution of its LABGI allocation. The Government distributed LABGI grant in England totalling £50 million in 2009-10; and has recently indicated that it also intends to distribute the same total amount in England in 2010-11.
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