§ 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. 
§ 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.
Allocation1 RDA Gross Net of receipts Advantage West Midlands 194,640 192,169 East of England 75,000 76,307 East Midlands 99,980 101,247 London 295,820 286,327 North West 284,740 274,827 One North East 192,360 185,338 South East of England 101,360 100,480 South West of England 91,880 93,840 Yorkshire Forward 220,220 186,620 Total 1,556,000 1,497,155 1Including additional programmes (regional selective assistance, broadband and regional centres for manufacturing expertise)