Chaos engulfs Conservative position on Regional Development Agencies

Back in December I reported how Caroline Spelman had dropped the Conservative Party’s policy of abolishing Regional Development Agencies. Then last week Ken Clarke was reported as ordering a review of the nine English RDAs to decide what to do with them, but now the Conservative Party has denied there’s a review. So there’s going to abolish them, but not and going to review them, but not. All clear I trust?

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  • Christian Spence 2nd Feb '10 - 9:09am

    About as crystal clear as the Liberal Democrats’ recent policy change on RDAs, then.

  • The Yorkshire Guidon 2nd Feb '10 - 11:18am

    What is the Liberal Democrat policy on RDAs? I am hearing a rumour that there could be a ‘Northern’ exception to abolition. isn’t this something the party should be debating?

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  • By The coalition agreement: banking and business on Mon 24th May 2010 at 10:21 am.

    […] Regional Development Agencies, the cause of quite a lot of confusion in Conservative policy-making, the agreement is explicit that they go, to be replaced by Local Enterprise Partnerships. These […]

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