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Results 161–180 of 4000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Alun Michael

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Regional Selective Assistance (24 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: The use of best available techniques and compliance with the integrated pollution prevention and control regime (IPPC) is not a condition of the award of assistance for industrial developments, as industry should be meeting all relevant regulatory obligations including IPCC as a matter of course. From 1 April 2004 in England the Regional Selective Assistance scheme was re-launched as the...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Telephone Preference Service Regulations (20 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: The Information Commissioner is responsible for administering the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. Regulation 21 of these regulations relates to unsolicited direct marketing telephone calls. It should be note that complaints received by his office about breaches of Regulation 21 concern calls made to Telephone Preference Service (TPS) registered numbers...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Telephone Service Providers (20 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: The Information Commissioner is responsible for administering the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. Regulation 21 of these regulations relates to unsolicited direct marketing telephone calls. It should be noted that complaints received by his office about breaches of Regulation 21 concern not just calls made to Telephone Preference Service (TPS) registered...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Telephone Service Providers (20 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: The Information Commissioner is responsible for administering the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. Regulation 21 of these regulations relates to unsolicited direct marketing telephone calls. It should be note that complaints received by his office about breaches of Regulation 21 concern calls made to Telephone Preference Service (TPS) registered numbers...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Haven Gateway (20 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: I have been asked to reply. Since its formation in May 2001 until 31 March 2006, the Haven Gateway Partnership has, received £1.641 million of funding to support its role as a Sub Regional Economic Partnership. As a percentage of this funding the expenditure breakdown is as follows: 20.5 per cent. on salaries, 18.4 per cent. on public relations and communications, 32.3 per cent. on capital...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: 2G Switch Off (19 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: There have been no such discussions to date, with Ministers or DTI officials.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Business Links (19 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: There are no specific statutory instruments under which the Business Link services are provided. Business Link must comply with all statutory requirements set out in relevant Acts of Parliament. In addition, organisations delivering Business Link services receive funding from the regional development agencies on a contractual basis. The terms of these contracts provides the regional...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship (19 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: holding answer 18 April 2006 The Department of Trade and Industry Small Business Service and The Department for Education and Skills jointly fund the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship (NCGE). The NCGE is awarded a combined grant of £700,000 per year to fund its activities. The NCGE has just completed its second year and has received a total of £1,400,000.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Telephone Preference Service (19 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: holding answer 18 April 2006 No change is being considered as under the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, consumers are offered protection from unsolicited telephone sales calls through the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) scheme. This has proved to be an effective deterrent with 11.2 million registrations to date. No one is allowed to make an...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Telephone Preference Service (19 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: The matter raised is the responsibility of the Office of Communications (Ofcom). Ofcom is the independent regulatory for the communications sector, deriving its main powers and duties directly from statute rather than by delegation from my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, and accountable to Parliament in its own right. The Chief Executive of Ofcom has pointed out that under the...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Women Entrepreneurs (19 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: Greater levels of entrepreneurship are essential if we are to succeed by increasing economic growth, and female entrepreneurship can, make a crucial contribution in this growth. Because there are unique issues attaching to female entrepreneurship the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has established the National Women's Enterprise task force, in association with women's business support...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Business Links (18 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave him on 22 March 2006, Official Report, column 385W.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Climate Change Levy (18 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: The NWDA is co-ordinating DEFRA's Business Resource Efficiency and Waste (BREW) programme in the North West. BREW provides support to businesses to improve their resource efficiency, working together with national organisations such as the Carbon Trust and regional partners such as ENWORKS and the Manufacturing Advisory Service. This practical support helps businesses in the North West...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Cyber Crime (18 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: I understand that the Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) will have a significantly stronger cyber crime function than that of its precursor agencies. Officials in the Department work closely with their colleges in the Home Office, as well as in SOCA precursor units, on action to prevent cyber crime, and Ministers at DTI will discuss such issues with Home Office colleagues as appropriate.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Mobile Phones (18 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: I along with my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary have considered proposals for compulsory registration of mobile phone pre-pay users. However, a number of technical and financial implications have arisen. Some 33 per cent. of pre-pay mobile phone users change handsets, SIM cards or networks in any one year, all of which would entail some amendments to existing records if initial...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Northwest Development Agency (18 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: The Northwest Development Agency does not currently have any specific plans for train, bus and road transport in Chorley. The regional economic strategy (RES), that was formally launched on Monday 27 March 2006, contains the agreed regional priorities. In addition, the region has agreed specific road priorities through its advice to Government on the regional funding allocation in January 2006.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Northwest Development Agency (18 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: The Northwest Development Agency does not currently have any specific plans relating to Chorley Town and surrounding villages. However, NWDA continues to support the successful development of the strategic regional site in Chorley. Investment of £1.3million by the agency towards the site has already secured the relocation of a major local employer, thereby safeguarding around 200 jobs in the...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Northwest Development Agency (18 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: I have made no specific assessment of the impact of the Northern Way on Chorley, but Chorley forms part of the Central Lancashire City Region which is a building block for greater economic benefit of the North of England. A city region is a key building block for the Northern Way. The Northwest Development Agency's regional economic strategy (RES) recognises the importance of the city region...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Telephone Preference Service (18 Apr 2006)

Alun Michael: The Information Commissioner is responsible for administering the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. Regulation 21 of these regulations relates to unsolicited direct marketing telephone calls. Complaints received by the Commissioner about breaches of Regulation 21 concern Telephone Preference Service (TPS) registered numbers and also calls made to numbers...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Cyber Crime (30 Mar 2006)

Alun Michael: I understand, that the Serious Organised Crime Agency will have a significantly stronger cyber crime function than that of its precursor agencies. Officials in my Department work closely with their colleagues in the Home Office, and have worked closely with the Agency's precursor units on how best to prevent cyber crime.


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