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  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to (a) re-examine and (b) change the renewables obligation on electricity suppliers; and if she will make a statement.

  • Baku to Ceyhan Pipeline

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the environmental impact of the Baku to Ceyhan pipeline; and if she will make a statement.

  • British Nuclear Fuels Ltd.

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had with representatives of the US Department of Energy regarding the BNFL contract to build a nuclear processing...

  • British Nuclear Fuels Ltd.

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to her Written Statement of 11 December 2003, Official Report, columns 93–95WS, on BNFL strategy review, if she will make a...

  • Broadband (Lancashire)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on roll-out of broadband in (a) Lancashire and (b) Chorley; and how (i) urban and (ii) rural businesses will benefit.

  • Building Maintenance (Door-to-door Sales)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps her Department is taking to address problems caused by the door-to-door selling of building maintenance.

  • Business Links

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many businesses were helped by each Business Link operator in England in 2001–02.

  • Innovation and Growth Teams

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what feedback she has received from each sectoral innovation and growth team in relation to the impact of regulation on (a) innovation and (b)...

  • Civil Partnerships Bill

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the timetable for the publication of the Civil Partnerships Bill.

  • Electricity Industry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of projected surplus capacity of electricity supply for the next winter; and if she will make a statement.

  • Electricity Supply

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the non-disclosed conclusions of the report of her investigation into the power cuts that affected (a) areas...

  • Electricity Supply

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether she has made requests to the Board of National Grid Transco to permit her to disclose the findings of the Engineering Inspectorate's...

  • Employment Agencies(Migrant Worker Prosecutions)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many employment agencies have (a) been (i) prosecuted and (ii) fined for offences relating to the exploitation of migrant workers under...

  • Employment Rights (Ministers of Religion)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she is taking to ensure that ministers of religion have the same employment rights as other employees.

  • EU Regulations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer about her request for EU Finance Ministers to commit to a timetable to...

  • Export Credits Guarantee Department

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people were employed by the Export Credits Guarantee Department in each year from 1996 to 2003.

  • Faroes Vessel Claims

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many claims have been submitted to her Department under the revised deadline for vessels classed as Faroes Vessels.

  • Transgenic Fish

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many patent applications are pending which relate to transgenic fish.

  • Fur Trade (Domestic Animals)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the European Union regarding an EU ban on the trade in domestic dog and cat fur.

  • Low-carbon Technologies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what policies she is pursuing to encourage a shift towards low-carbon technologies.

  • Nuclear Waste

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much nuclear waste has been (a) imported into the United Kingdom, (b) reprocessed in the United Kingdom and (c) subsequently exported from...

  • Nuclear Waste

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many tons of radioactive waste were shipped to the United Kingdom for storage in each year since 1997; and what the projected figures are...

  • Nuclear Waste

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the contract for the consultation paper on proposals for intermediate level radioactive waste substitution, published in January 2004,...

  • Manufacturing Jobs (Shrewsbury and Atcham)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many manufacturing jobs were lost in Shrewsbury and Atcham in (a) each year since 1997 and (b) each month in the last 12 months.

  • Offshore Call Centres

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the potential impact upon an individual's rights under UK data protection legislation arising from the move of...

  • Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps the (a) Government and (b) European Commission are taking to prevent improper support payments to contractors and sub-contractors...

  • Part-time Workers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures have been introduced since 1997 to improve employment rights for part-time workers.

  • Regional Development Agencies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many businesses have been helped by each regional development agency; what the average sum of money received by these businesses is; how...

  • Regional Development Agencies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many regional development agency projects are being evaluated; and when the results will be known.

  • Research Councils

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was spent by each of the Research Councils in each of the last six years.

  • Small Business

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many small businesses increased their profits above £15,000 in each year since 1997; and what the percentage change was in each year.

  • Supermarkets

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what discussions she has had with the Office of Fair Trading in respect of the supermarkets' voluntary code of practice; and if she will...

  • Textiles (Pakistan)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions her Department has had with the Pakistan Government on the export of Pakistan-produced textiles into the European Union.

  • UK Coal (Aid)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations she has received from the National Union of Mineworkers on the suspension of investment aid to UK Coal and Kellingley...

  • United Kingdom Trade

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what the volume of United Kingdom trade with each of the members of the G90 was in each of the last 10 years; (2) what the volume of...

  • Wind Farms

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how her Department's energy policy takes account of the effect on grid security and stability of large-scale remote wind generation.