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  • National Minimum Wage

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people (a) in the UK and (b) in Middlesbrough, South and Cleveland, East have benefited from the minimum wage; and what measures are...

  • Bank of Credit and Commerce International

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she will reply to the request from the hon. Member for Leicester, East for a meeting on the way the Insolvency Service has dealt with BCCI.

  • Bribery

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what written guidelines her Department has produced for staff (a) in her Department and (b) in Trade Partners on how they should respond to...

  • Bribery

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many allegations of overseas bribery and corruption her Department has received since 1997; on what dates the allegations were received;...

  • Business Start-ups

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the change in the number of successful high growth business start-ups in each year since 1997.

  • Community Interest Companies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the likely level of demand for community interest companies over the next five years.

  • Correspondence

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to her answer of 22 January 2004, Official Report, column 1446W, when she will write to the hon. Member for Nottingham, North.

  • Departmental Recruitment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been spent on recruitment advertisements in the press, broken down by publication, by (a) her Department, (b) quangos under the...

  • Fisheries (Compensation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many applications there have been for compensation from former Icelandic waters trawlermen which (a) have been successful, (b) have been...

  • Miners' Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she will announce the minimum payment under the Miners' Pension Fund; and if she will make a statement.

  • Minimum Wage

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much money has been spent investigating companies suspected of having broken the rules on the minimum wage in each year since its introduction.

  • National Power Provision

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures she is taking to ensure the integrity of the national power grid.

  • Nuclear Industry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps are being taken to explore the licensing of new nuclear technologies in the United Kingdom.

  • Online CD/DVD Sales

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the Government's policy is on companies selling online competitively-priced CDs and DVDs to residents of the United Kingdom; and if she...

  • Pornographic Messages

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment has been made of the use of telephone transferred charge calls to propogate unwanted pornographic messages; and if she will...

  • Post Office Banking Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the outcome was of discussions with major high street banks on the provision of banking services at post offices; and if she will make a...

  • Post Office Closures

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she is taking to ensure that there is adequate consultation with relevant hon. Members and other interested parties when an urban...

  • Post Office Closures

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment has been made of the adequacy of the Urban Reinvention Programme's consultation process for closure proposals.

  • Public Bodies (Membership)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry who the members of the (a) North West Industrial Development Board, (b) South West Industrial Development Board and (c) Eastern Region...

  • Research and Development (Tax Credits)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many of the claims for research and development tax credits that have been received by the Government have led to the development of a new...

  • Regional Development Agencies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made towards the achievement of (a) targets and (b) delivery of the (i) regional economic strategy and (ii) corporate...

  • Seminars

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many seminars the Government has organised for the UK business community since 1997 on (a) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and...

  • UN Technology Summit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the oral answer of 6 January to the hon. Member for Inverness, East, Nairn and Lochaber (Mr. Stewart), Official Report, column...

  • Wind Farms

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the contribution of the (a) concrete content of foundations, (b) losses in transmission and (c) the...

  • Wind Farms

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the additional cost of reinforcing the transmission grid to cope with the addition of wind farm-generated...