Hampshire County Council

Cabinet

26 June 2006

Draft Regional Economic Strategy

Report of the Chief Executive

Item 10

Contact: John Rees-Evans, extension:6381, email: john.rees-evans@hants.gov.uk

1. Summary

1.1 The following decision is sought:

2. Reason

2.1 The Regional Economic Strategy has significant influence on the allocation of Government funds in Hampshire

2.2 It is important to influence the priorities set out by SEEDA in order to meet the Corporate aim of `achieving economic prosperity'

3. Other options considered and rejected

3.1 Not to respond would lead to lack of influence by the Council in key regional policies

4. Conflicts of interest declared by the decision maker or other Executive Member consulted - none

5. Dispensation granted by the Standards Committee - not applicable

6. Reason(s) for the matter being dealt with if urgent - not applicable

Approved by: ..................................... Date: ...................................

Councillor T.K. Thornber, CBE